Cephalometric analysis of long-term airway space changes with maxillary osteotomies

Joan M. Greco, Uwe Frohberg, Joseph E. Van Sickels

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The cephalometric radiographs of 13 patients without sleep apnea who had undergone isolated maxillary surgery were studied. The authors found increases in both the nasopharyngeal and hypopharyngeal airway spaces 3 to 5 years after surgery. The results suggest that adaptive processes occur in both the upper and lower jaw, which contribute to an enlarged airway after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-554
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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