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|Title:||An unusual complication of mandibular distraction|
|Citation:||International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 2006; 16(1):55-58|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|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.|
Pierre Robin Syndrome
Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 6|
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