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Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Print version ISSN 1808-8694
MARQUES, Caroline Gabriele; MANIGLIA, José Victor and MOLINA, Fernando Drimel. Service profile of Orthognathic Surgery of a medical school. Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.76, n.5, pp.600-604. ISSN 1808-8694. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-86942010000500011.
Orthognathic surgeries are very important for both the correction of dentofacial deformities as well as for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. Nowadays, most of the population presents some type of morphological and/or functional disorder of the stomatognathic system. AIM: The present study aims at assessing the information from the individuals treated in the Orthognathic Surgical Service of a Medical School. METHODS: Search in medical records - 2004-2008, identification procedures, individual characteristics, malocclusion and surgery. RESULTS: The number of surgical treatments due to dentofacial deformities has been increasing. Maxillary advancement surgery alone comprised the highest number in the sample. CONCLUSION: Orthognathic surgery cases have been increasing in the last years and maxillary advancement alone comprised the highest number of surgical treatments.
Keywords : sleep apnea; surgery; obstructive.