Mandibular lengthening by distraction for airway obstruction in treacher-collins syndrome

Mark H. Moore*, Gabriela Guzman-Stein, Timothy W. Proudman, Amanda H. Abbott, David J. Netherway, David J. David

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Mandibular lengthening by distraction was performed in a 6-year-old tracheostomy-dependent Treacher-Collins syndrome patient. Detailed preoperative imaging revealed an occluded retrotongue base pharyngeal airway, which, following mandibular distraction, became patent and permitted tracheostomy removal. Mandibular distraction as a technique must be targeted toward clinical problems-management of upper-airway obstruction may be one such scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Airway obstruction
  • Mandibular lengthening
  • Treacher-Collins syndrome


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