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RED(Rigid External Distraction) system을 이용한 Crouzon syndrome환자의 distraction osteogenesis

Midfacial distraction osteogenesis of Crouzon syndrome with RED (Rigid External Distraction) system

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Crouzon syndrome is one of the craniofacial syndromes characterized by craniosynostosis, midfacial hypolpasia and ocular proptosis. Distraction osteogenesis is becoming important technique to treat craniofacial dysplaisa. It has many advantages compared with standard orthognathic surgery. Maxillary distraction osteogenesis after Le Fort III osteotomy with the RED system presents successful maxillary protraction to Crouzon syndrome patient with severe maxillary deficiency. It also allows remarkable improvement of facial esthetics and respiratory functions.