Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2005  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 147--50

Pharyngeal airway changes following mandibular setback surgery


Ramesh V Babu, Vinod Narayanan, K Murugesan 
 Department of Oral and Maxillo facial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals,162/Poonamallee High Road, Chennai 600 077, India

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Vinod Narayanan
Department of Oral and Maxillo facial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College & Hospitals,162/Poonamallee High Road, Chennai 600 077
India

Treatment of dentofacial deformities with jaw osteotomies has an effect on airway anatomy and therefore mandibular setback surgery has the potential to diminish airway size. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of mandibular setback surgery on airway size. 8 consecutive patients were examined prospectively. All patients underwent mandibular setback surgery. Cephalometric analysis was performed preoperatively and 3 months post operatively with particular attention to pharyngeal airway changes. Pharyngeal airway size decreased considerably in all, patients thus predisposing to development of obstructive sleep apnea. Therefore, large anteroposterior discrepancies should be corrected by combined maxillary and mandibular osteotomies.


How to cite this article:
Babu RV, Narayanan V, Murugesan K. Pharyngeal airway changes following mandibular setback surgery.Indian J Dent Res 2005;16:147-50


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Babu RV, Narayanan V, Murugesan K. Pharyngeal airway changes following mandibular setback surgery. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2005 [cited 2021 Jun 21 ];16:147-50
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