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Facial patterns of obstructive sleep apnea patients using Ricketts' method.

Authors
  • Kikuchi, M
  • Higurashi, N
  • Miyazaki, S
  • Itasaka, Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2000
Volume
54
Issue
3
Pages
336–337
Identifiers
PMID: 11186102
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To analyze the facial patterns of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients, we took lateral cephalograms of 31 OSAS patients and 26 non-OSAS controls and utilized Ricketts' method. In addition, we measured the hyoid bone position, the length of mandibular plane to H-point, the length of soft palate, and lower pharynx. The facial patterns of OSAS patients were dolico, the hyoid bone was positioned low, the soft palate was longer and the width of the airway was narrower than that of the non-OSAS controls.

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