Dimensional Changes of the Nasal Cavity After Transpalatal Distraction Using Bone-Borne Distractor: An Acoustic Rhinometry and Computed Tomography Evaluation


ARAS A. , AKAY M. C. , CUKUROVA I., GÜNBAY T. , ISIKSAL E., Aras I.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.68, no.7, pp.1487-1497, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2009.09.079
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1487-1497

Abstract

Purpose: The aims of this study were as follows: 1) evaluation of the effects of transpalatal distraction (TPD) on nasal minimum cross-sectional area (MCA) and nasal volume, and assessment of long-term stability of TPD outcomes on the nasal cavity, using acoustic rhinometry (AR); 2) quantifying the alveolar, basal, and nasal components of the maxillary expansion at both canine and molar levels by computed tomography (CT); 3) investigation of the relationship between CT transverse measurements and AR measurements.