Pediatric feeding disorder and growth decline following mandibular distraction osteogenesis.

@article{Spring2006PediatricFD,
  title={Pediatric feeding disorder and growth decline following mandibular distraction osteogenesis.},
  author={Michelle A Spring and Delora L Mount},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={476-82}
}
BACKGROUND Mandibular distraction osteogenesis has proven to be an effective treatment for upper airway obstruction related to micrognathia. Changes in the aerodigestive space can help facilitate tracheostomy removal in children and prevent tracheostomy in newborns. However, this may also precipitate changes in the ability to orally feed. There are few data… CONTINUE READING