Relief of upper airway obstruction with mandibular distraction surgery: Long-term quantitative results in young children.

@article{Lin2006ReliefOU,
  title={Relief of upper airway obstruction with mandibular distraction surgery: Long-term quantitative results in young children.},
  author={Sandra Y. Lin and Ann C. Halbower and David E. Tunkel and Craig Vanderkolk},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={437-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term benefits of mandibular distraction on sleep-related upper airway obstruction in young children with mandibular hypoplasia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. Subjects were examined for sleep-disordered breathing using medical history, physical examination results, and a written questionnaire. Subjects underwent standard overnight polysomnography, during which measures of sleep-disordered breathing were collected. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS Five… CONTINUE READING

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