Oral Maxillofac Surg (2017) 21:301–306 DOI 10.1007/s10006-017-0630-5 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Where to position osteotomies in genioglossal advancement surgery based on locations of the mental foramen, canine, lateral incisor, central incisor, and genial tubercle 1 2 3 4 1 Joshua S. Park & Christopher Lee & Jason M. Rogers & Ho-Hyun Sun & Yuan F. Liu & 3,4 1 Jeffrey A. Elo & Jared C. Inman Received: 10 February 2017 /Accepted: 1 May 2017 /Published online: 11 May 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract of the best-fit line through the important structures was about Purpose The study aimed to provide precise measurements of 18° from the occlusion plane at the midline. anterior mandibular structural anatomy and to explore poten- Conclusions A straight line estimating the mental foramen, tial osteotomies for genioglossal advancement. canine, lateral incisor, and central incisor tooth roots crosses Methods Cone beam computed tomography was used to an- at a mean of 22.3–22.6 mm above the inferior border of the alyze 33 randomly selected patients undergoing surgery for mandible at the midline and has an angle of decline of about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) between 2014 and 2016 at an 18°. Potential osteotomies made parallel to and below this
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 11, 2017
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