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Changes in nasopharyngeal airway following orthopedic and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20186094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare changes in soft-palate morphology and nasopharyngeal relations after orthopedic rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgically assisted RME (SARME). METHODS: A group of 10 patients received RME, a second group of 10 patients received SARME, and a third group of 10 patients served as an untreated control group. Lateral and posteroanterior cephalograms were obtained for each individual at preexpansion/precontrol and postexpansion/postcontrol. In addition to descriptive parameters, the angulation, length, and thickness of the soft palate and superior and inferior pharyngeal spaces and the ratios of the length of the soft palate to the length of the superior and inferior pharyngeal spaces were evaluated. Paired t-tests were performed to analyze changes within groups, and analysis of variance and Duncan tests were used to compare changes among groups. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found in changes in measurements related to soft-palate morphology or nasopharyngeal dimensions among the SARME, RME, and control groups; however, increases in soft-palate angulation and superior and inferior pharyngeal spaces after expansion/control were greater in the SARME group than in other groups. CONCLUSIONS: No statistically significant differences were found between changes in the nasopharyngeal airway after RME and SARME.
Gökmen Kurt; Ayşe Tuba Altuğ-Ataç; Mustafa Sancar Atac; Hakan Alpay Karasu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-21     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-7     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Mandible / pathology
Maxilla / surgery
Nasal Bone / pathology
Nasopharynx / pathology*,  physiopathology
Oropharynx / pathology,  physiopathology
Orthodontic Appliance Design
Osteotomy / methods
Palatal Expansion Technique* / instrumentation
Palate, Soft / pathology*,  physiopathology
Sella Turcica / pathology
Sphenoid Bone / surgery
Young Adult

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