J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 2, 2016
|Number of page(s)||22|
|Published online||17 April 2018|
Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and orthognathic surgery
Maxillofacial surgeon, Bordeaux Canter for maxillofacial surgery, Private Practice
2 Pneumonologist, Bordeaux, Private practice
3 Specialist certified in DFO, Bordeaux, Private Practice
4 Pneumo-pediatrician, Bordeaux, Private practice
5 ENT Bordeaux–Marseille, Private Practice
Address for correspondence: Frédéric Barère Centre bordelais de chirurgie maxillo-faciale 17 rue Esprit-des-Lois – 33000 Bordeaux E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 October 2015
The obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome has become an important issue in the field of medicine. It has been a relatively discreet pathology until now, but its prevalence as well as an important cardiovascular risk factor, has made it a major public health issue. Orthognathic surgery has now made its mark in both OSA and orthodontic treatment. It seemed appropriate to link these three areas. Objective: Describe the implications and the mutual relations between OSA and maxillofacial osteotomies, despite the fact that scientific literature is not very consensual, and identify the present principles to adapt our therapeutic proposal and our treatment plan. The orthodontic specificities will also be described in this type of patient. Means: A multidisciplinary, descriptive study after reviewing the literature (meta-analysis and baseline studies), enriched by each specialist’s remarks. Apneic and orthognathic pathologies are obviously multidisciplinary and providing an overview on treatment seemed necessary.
Key words: Obstructive sleep apnea / sleep apnea syndrome / orthognathic surgery / maxillofacial surgery / bimaxillary osteotomy / maxillomandibular osteotomy / interdisciplinary
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