Polysomnographic findings are associated with cephalometric measurements in mouth-breathing children.

@article{Juliano2009PolysomnographicFA,
  title={Polysomnographic findings are associated with cephalometric measurements in mouth-breathing children.},
  author={Maria Ligia Juliano and Marco Antonio Cardoso Machado and Luciane Bizari Coin de Carvalho and Edilson Zancanella and Gianni Mara Silva dos Santos and Lucila Bizari Fernandes do Prado and Gilmar Fernandes do Prado},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={554-61}
}
OBJECTIVES Children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy and those with an abnormal craniofacial morphology are predisposed to having sleep disordered breathing; many of these children are mouth breathers. The aim of this study was to determine whether an association exists between polysomnographic findings and cephalometric measures in mouth-breathing children. METHODS Twenty-seven children (15 mouth-breathing children and 12 nose-breathing children [control subjects]), aged 7 to 14 years, took… CONTINUE READING
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