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Distraction osteogenesis for correction of transverse mandibular deficiency: a preliminary report.
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PMID:  9294505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This article reviews the early results with distraction osteogenesis to correct transverse width deficiencies in the mandible. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nine patients with congenital/developmental maxillofacial skeletal deformities had distraction osteogenesis performed. All patients had study casts and cephalometric and dental radiographs obtained before and after surgery. Eight of the nine patients also had simultaneous surgical assisted-rapid palatal expansion (SA-RPE). The other patient had nonsurgical RPE. RESULTS: Successful completion of the planned mandibular symphyseal distraction was achieved in eight of nine patients. Four of the nine experienced failure of the distraction appliance because of stripping of the distraction tram. Three of them underwent reoperation. The mean expansion achieved in the anterior mandible measured at the canines was 3.9 mm. CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary results suggest that distraction osteogenesis is a viable option to correct transverse discrepancies of the mandible.
T S Weil; J E Van Sickels; C J Payne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0278-2391     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-02     Completed Date:  1997-10-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  953-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas, HSCSA, San Antonio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activator Appliances
Bone Lengthening / instrumentation,  methods*
Combined Modality Therapy
Dental Models
Facial Bones / abnormalities*
Jaw Abnormalities / radiography,  surgery*
Mandible / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Palatal Expansion Technique / instrumentation

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