The effectiveness of mandibular distraction in improving airway obstruction in the pediatric population.

@article{Tahiri2014TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of mandibular distraction in improving airway obstruction in the pediatric population.},
  author={Youssef H Tahiri and Alex Viezel-Mathieu and Salah A Aldekhayel and James Sangyop Lee and Mirko S Gilardino},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={352e-359e}
}
BACKGROUND Distraction osteogenesis is an effective technique for elongating the deficient mandible. The authors specifically evaluated its effectiveness in the treatment of airway obstruction in pediatric patients with mandibular hypoplasia. METHOD A comprehensive literature review of the National Library of Medicine (PubMed) database was performed. English-language studies involving isolated distraction of the pediatric mandible (younger than 18 years) with descriptive reporting of airway… CONTINUE READING
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