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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2014, Issue 3

González SMÁ, Reynaldos PJ, Yonami PE, Longoria FKM
Modification of the technique of advancing the genial tubercles on syndrome of obstructive sleep apnea: report of a case
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2014; 10 (3)

Language: Español
References: 16
Page: 93-100
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The obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder that poses a predisposition on the patient to cardiovascular illnesses, lung function decay, accidental physical damage or death. The OSAS is diagnosed by means of a polysomnography, obtaining an apnea and hypopnea index of at least five in one hour. It has an incidence rate of 24% in men and 9% in women. Nowadays, the mandibular advancement along with the genial tubercles are one of the most chosen surgery procedures by maxillofacial surgeons for the treatment of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome due to the traction on the hyoid bone lobbied by the genioglossus and the geniohyoid muscles inserted in these anatomic structures. The aesthetic dilemma plays a very important role due to the fact that the patients with OSAS could or could not present facial disharmonies and/or occlusal discrepancies.

Key words: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, genial tubercles.

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