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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2012, Issue 3


López SML, Reyes CEG
Mandibular distraction as a treatment for Pierre Robin Sequence. A clinical case
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2012; 8 (3)

Language: Español
References: 31
Page: 84-91
PDF: 219.07 Kb.

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ABSTRACT

Congenital retrognathia, cleft palate and glossoptosis characterize isolated Robin sequence; the small mandible and its retracted position cause retrodisplacement of the tongue and reduction of the airway. These neonates may be affected by airway obstruction, feeding difficulties, failure to thrive, and chronic hypoxaemia. To solve the respiratory problems secondary to the small mandible and glossoptosis, various treatments have been described including prone positioning, a nasopharyngeal tube, glossopexy, and mandibular distraction.


Key words: Robin sequence, mandibular retrognathia, mandibular distraction, pediatric airway management.





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