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Airway characteristics of infants with Pierre Robin sequence who undergo mandibular distraction osteogenesis.

Newborn upper airway obstruction secondary to micrognathia and Pierre Robin sequence can be managed with conservative and surgical interventions. Mandibular distraction osteogenesis has been used to relieve micrognathia associated with severe airway obstruction. We conducted a retrospective chart review to identify patients with Pierre Robin sequence who underwent mandibular distraction osteogenesis during a 2-year period. Our study group was madeupof 16 infants--11 boys and 5 girls, aged 21 toll 2 days (mean: 55.9). In addition to demographic data, we compiled data on their baseline characteristics, airway characteristics, pre--and perioperative findings, and postoperative airway outcomes. Although most patients experienced documented improvements in Cormack-Lehane laryngoscopy grades postoperatively, the severity of micrognathia and airway.....

Paul Hong, MD, FRCSC; Donald Kearns, MD, FAAP

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Author:Hong, Paul; Kearns, Donald
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Abstract
Date:Aug 1, 2015
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