Rapid maxillary expansion in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

  title={Rapid maxillary expansion in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={P. Pirelli and M. Saponara and C. Guilleminault},
  volume={27 4},
  • P. Pirelli, M. Saponara, C. Guilleminault
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Sleep
  • OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of rapid maxillary expansion on children with nasal breathing and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. METHOD Recruitment of children with maxillary contraction, without of adenoid hypertrophy, with a body mass index < 24 kg/m2, with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome demonstrated by polysomnography, and whose parents signed informed consent. Otolaryngologic and orthognathic-odontologic evaluation with clinical evaluation, anterior rhinometry and nasal fibroscopy… CONTINUE READING
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