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Variation of the upper airways in pediatric patients with OSAS and retrusion of the midface.
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PMID:  23416423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In pediatric patients, the incidence of Sleep-Disorder breathing (SDB) is 2% for OSAS and 7-8% for snoring. Snoring, sleep apnea and the development of neurocognitive and behavioral disorders represent the main symptoms. In these children, snoring is noisy and is present for the greater part of sleep. Accurate diagnosis and treatment protocol is critical for a child with OSAS as it is associated to complications as: pulmonary hypertension, chronic pulmonary heart disease, low height-weight development, behavioral problems, reduced school performance, bedwetting and daytime sleepiness or irritability. For this reason, over the years different surgical techniques were developed to solve the clinical symptoms evident on the polysomnographic test. In this paper, the authors report the experience at the Department of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Policlinico Umberto I, "Sapienza" Università di Roma, in the treatment of pediatric patients with OSAS and midface retrusion. KEY WORDS: Apert syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, le Fort III osteotomy and distraction, Midface retrusion, Obstruction spleep apnea syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome.
Fabio Filiaci; Emiliano Riccardi; Claudio Ungari; Alessandro Agrillo; Davide Quarato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annali italiani di chirurgia     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0003-469X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ital Chir     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372343     Medline TA:  Ann Ital Chir     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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