Role of computed tomography in the evaluation of orthodontic treatment in adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA).

@article{Cozza2008RoleOC,
  title={Role of computed tomography in the evaluation of orthodontic treatment in adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA).},
  author={Paola Cozza and Fabiana Ballanti and M{\'o}nica Castellano and Ezio Fanucci},
  journal={Progress in orthodontics},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={6-16}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate pharyngeal size differences between pre- and posttrials of a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), using a computed tomography (CT),in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) adult patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen patients with mild to moderate OSA (mean Apnea/Hypopnea Index, AHI, of 16.7) were treated with a MAD to wear at night only. After 3 months of treatment, three-dimensional changes in pharyngeal dimensions were measured… CONTINUE READING