volume 39, issue 6, P412-419 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.10.016
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Ahmed Mahrous Mohamed, Awad Al Bishri, Ahmed Haroun Mohamed

Abstract: Multislice CT scan was found to be a practical imaging technique to evaluate the morphologic changes in the airway and the mandible after distraction osteogenesis. It rules out the need for other traditional methods. Owing to the plasticity and malleability of the infant mandible that allow for sufficient bone remodelling, unidirectional internal distractors achieved a satisfactory maxillomandibular relationship which was tolerated by the infants and accepted by the parents.