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Lengthening the human mandible by gradual distraction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1727238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lengthening of the mandible by gradual distraction was performed on four young patients (average age 78 months). The amount of mandibular bone lengthening ranged from 18 to 24 mm; one patient with Nager's syndrome underwent bilateral mandibular expansion. Following the period of expansion, the patients were maintained in external fixation for an average of 9 weeks to allow ossification. The patients were followed for a minimum of 11 months to a maximum of 20 months with clinical and dental examinations as well as photographic and radiographic documentation. The technique holds promise for early reconstruction of craniofacial skeletal defects without the need for bone grafts, blood transfusion, or intermaxillary fixation.
J G McCarthy; J Schreiber; N Karp; C H Thorne; B H Grayson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-16     Completed Date:  1992-01-16     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8; discussion 9-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Lengthening / methods*
Child, Preschool
Cicatrix / etiology
External Fixators
Facial Asymmetry / surgery*
Mandible / abnormalities,  surgery*
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Comment In:
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1993 Aug;92(2):372-3   [PMID:  8337297 ]

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