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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology|
|State||Published - Nov 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Dentistry (all)