volume 41, issue 5, Pe78-e82 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.11.012
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C.A. den Besten, G. Mensink, J.P.R. van Merkesteyn

Abstract: Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) is the most frequently performed surgery for correcting mandibular retrognathia. Few studies have reported the use of BSSO in young patients, as growth may cause relapse. The aim of the present study was to determine the amount of relapse after performing BSSO in patients aged less than 18 years. Patients who had a mandibular advancement by BSSO surgery between January 2003 and June 2008 were evaluated. Eighteen patients were treated before the age of 18 years and comp…

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