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Oropharyngeal airway changes after rapid maxillary expansion: the state of the art.

@article{Ortu2014OropharyngealAC,
  title={Oropharyngeal airway changes after rapid maxillary expansion: the state of the art.},
  author={Eleonora Ortu and Mario Giannoni and Maurizio Ortu and Roberto Gatto and Annalisa Monaco},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 7},
  pages={
          1632-8
        }
}
The aim of this article is to elucidate the state of the art about how rapid maxillary expansion (RME) produces changes in the oropharyngeal airways in terms of CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) data during the growth period, according to the available literature. Electronic search was done from January 2009 to April 2014 on PubMed and Scopus databases; in addition manual search was conducted as well. According to keywords, seven papers were eligible for our purpose, but definitely five… 

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TLDR
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TLDR
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