Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a complex respiratory disorder that is very difficult to diagnose and to treat surgically as well as medically. SAS can affect growing patients as well as adults. SAS shows a central, an obstructive, and a mixed form. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination of the patient and instrumental examinations such as teleradiography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR), three-dimensional computed tomography, polysomnography, rhinomanometry, and spirometry. The patient presented has an obstructive form of SAS in addition to Crouzon's disease. He underwent a Le Fort III osteotomy to obtain an advancement of the orbitomaxillary complex, allowing an increase in volume of posterior airway space at the level of the hypopharynx.
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|Titolo:||Obstructive sleep apnea in a growing patient|
|Rivista:||THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY|
|Citazione:||Deponte, F., Sassano, P., Gennaro, P., Pascali, M., & Marchetti, E. (1999). Obstructive sleep apnea in a growing patient. THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 10(5), 430-434.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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