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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with class II malocclusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2664361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to analyze the effect of class II malocclusion as a factor in the development of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Although mandibular retrusion has been reported coincidentally with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome many times, no causal relationship has been established. No previous study has analyzed the occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with class II malocclusion without sleep complaints. In this study, we selected 12 patients with class II malocclusion who required surgical mandibular-lengthening or repositioning procedures. These patients were surveyed for sleep habits or sleep complaints and then studied with overnight polysomnography for sleeping or breathing abnormalities. None of these patients had obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. From this sample population, an incidence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome of no more than 26.5% in the surgical population of patients with class II malocclusion can be extrapolated.
W W Triplett; B A Lund; P R Westbrook; K D Olsen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-17     Completed Date:  1989-08-17     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  644-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Malocclusion / complications*
Malocclusion, Angle Class II / complications*,  radiography
Orthodontics, Corrective / methods*
Skull / radiography
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology*

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