Surgical treatment for sleep apnea: changes in craniofacial and pharyngeal airway morphology in a child with achondroplasia

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Author(s)

    • Sato Kieko
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nihon University school of Dentistry|Division of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Research, Dental Research Center, Nihon University school of Dentistry
    • Niikuni Naoko
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nihon University school of Dentistry|Division of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Research, Dental Research Center, Nihon University school of Dentistry
    • Nakajima Ichiro
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nihon University school of Dentistry|Division of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Research, Dental Research Center, Nihon University school of Dentistry
    • Shirakawa Tetsuo
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nihon University school of Dentistry|Division of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Research, Dental Research Center, Nihon University school of Dentistry
    • Sakata Hideaki
    • Department of Otolaryngology, Saitama Children's Medical Center

Abstract

Here, we report the case of a male child with achondroplasia who was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and underwent adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy. By analyzing lateral cephalograms, we evaluated the craniofacial and pharyngeal airway morphology immediately before surgery (age, 5 years 6 months) and 1 year 2 months after surgery (age, 6 years 8 months). Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy dilated the pharynx and improved the craniofacial and pharyngeal morphologies, apparently thus improving the sleep apnea. (J. Oral Sci. 49, 173-177, 2007)

Journal

  • Journal of Oral Science

    Journal of Oral Science 49(2), 173-177, 2007

    Nihon University School of Dentistry

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000072691
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1343-4934
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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