Maxillomandibular expansion for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing: preliminary result.

  title={Maxillomandibular expansion for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing: preliminary result.},
  author={Christian Guilleminault and Kasey K. Li},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={114 5},
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcomes of maxillomandibular expansion (MME) by distraction osteogenesis (DO) for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS This was a prospective study of six consecutive patients with SDB. All of the patients have maxillary and mandibular constriction and were treated with MME. Variables examined include age, sex, body mass index (BMI), polysomnographic results (PSG), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the extent of the widening of the maxilla and… CONTINUE READING


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