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J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2014 Oct;42(7):1364-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2014.03.027. Epub 2014 Apr 5.

Fast and early mandibular osteodistraction (FEMOD) in severe Pierre Robin Sequence.

Author information

1
Maxillo-Facial Surgery Dept (Chair: G. Iannetti, MD, PhD), "Sapienza" Università di Roma, Via del Policlinico, Roma, Italy.
2
Department of Pediatrics PICU, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
3
Maxillo-Facial Surgery Dept (Chair: G. Iannetti, MD, PhD), "Sapienza" Università di Roma, Via del Policlinico, Roma, Italy. Electronic address: valentino.vellone@gmail.com.
4
Clinica Odontoiatrica Dept, "Sapienza" Univesità di Roma, Italy.

Abstract

Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) is a congenital abnormality characterized by mandibular hypoplasia, glossoptosis and often secondary palate cleft. It may be an isolated or part of a most complicated syndrome. The genetic syndrome that most frequently co-occurs is Stickler syndrome characterized by skeletal abnormalities, joint pain, congenital myopia and retinal detachment. The authors describe their fast and early mandibular osteodistraction (FEMOD) protocol in severe cases of PRS airway obstruction.

KEYWORDS:

Airway obstruction; Mandibular hypoplasia; Osteodistraction; Pierre Robin Sequence

PMID:
24787079
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcms.2014.03.027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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