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Mandibular lengthening by distraction for airway obstruction in Treacher-Collins syndrome

Mandibular lengthening by distraction for airway obstruction in Treacher-Collins syndrome

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 5(1): 22-25

Mandibular lengthening by distraction was performed in a 6-year-old tracheostomy-dependent Treacher-Collins syndrome patient. Detailed preoperative imaging revealed an occluded retrotongue base pharyngeal airway, which, following mandibular distraction, became patent and permitted tracheostomy removal. Mandibular distraction as a technique must be targeted toward clinical problems--management of upper-airway obstruction may be one such scenario.

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Accession: 046619836

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PMID: 8031974

DOI: 10.1097/00001665-199402000-00006

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