Mandibular Lengthening by Distraction for Airway Obstruction in Treacher-Collins Syndrome

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


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.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles