Advantages and disadvantages of mandibular distraction in Robin sequence

Published:September 20, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.siny.2021.101283

      Abstract

      Robin sequence (RS) is diagnosed in infants born with micrognathia, glossoptosis and varying degrees of upper airway obstruction (UAO). Due to the variable levels of hypoxia, severe breathing and feeding problems can occur. Treatment is determined by clinical severity, ranging from conservative interventions for mild cases to surgical interventions for severe cases. Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) is a surgical technique that gradually lengthens the mandible after an osteotomy by using an internal or external distraction device, directly correcting the micrognathia. This review will focus on advantages and disadvantages of mandibular distraction in infants with RS.

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