Effetti di simultanei espansione palatale e avanzamento mandibolare in un paziente pediatrico con apnee ostruttive notturne

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of simultaneous palatal expansion and mandibular advancement in a child suffering from OSA

A. Galeotti, P. Festa, M. Pavone, G. C. De Vincentiis

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Abstract

This clinical report describes a child suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and class II skeletal malocclusion with maxillary contraction and anterior open bite. He presented moderate obstructive sleep apnoea with large impact on quality of life of patient and parents. He was treated using an innovative orthodontic device (Sleep Apnea Twin Expander) to simultaneously carry out palatal expansion and mandibular advancement. After orthodontic therapy, the OSA-18 questionnaire demonstrated an improvement of the main respiratory symptoms, while cardiorespiratory sleep study revealed a reduction in obstructive sleep apnoea events. Post-treatment, clinical assessment and cephalometric analysis showed a reduction of sagittal maxillary discrepancy and an extension of upper airway space. In conclusion, this case report suggests that orthodontic treatment might be a valuable alternative treatment in children with obstructive sleep apnoea related to craniofacial anomalies.

Translated title of the contributionEffects of simultaneous palatal expansion and mandibular advancement in a child suffering from OSA
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)328-332
Number of pages5
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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