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Type: Journal article
Title: An unusual complication of mandibular distraction
Author: Parashar, S.
Anderson, P.
David, D.
Citation: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 2006; 16(1):55-58
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0960-7439
Abstract: <h4>Background</h4>The authors present an unusual complication of mandibular distraction in a child with the curious condition of multiple pterygium syndrome is presented.<h4>Case report</h4>The patient was a Caucasian male with severe pterygia in his neck. As a result of his limited mouth opening and restricted upper airway leading to obstruction, he underwent lengthening of his mandible by distraction, which significantly improved his breathing. During his follow-up, it was observed that an unusually elongated permanent molar was present in an abnormal position.<h4>Conclusion</h4>This case highlights the need to carefully plan the sites for osteotomy and the potential for damage to the developing permanent dentition in young children.
Keywords: Neck
Dental Sac
Pierre Robin Syndrome
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Postoperative Complications
Osteogenesis, Distraction
Follow-Up Studies
Child, Preschool
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2006.00660.x
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