Skeletal Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Michael Awad, Robson Capasso*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article focuses on the role of skeletal surgery within the modified Stanford protocol with particular attention focused on the evolved role of MMA. First, surgery in patients presenting with congenital dentofacial deformity or characteristic drug-induced sleep endoscopy findings, then the growing role of maxillary expansion in a newly identified patient phenotype, and finally genioglossus advancement, are discussed. Less commonly used and validated techniques, such as isolated mandibular advancement and maxillomandibular expansion are not discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-468
Number of pages10
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • DOME
  • Dentofacial deformity
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Genioglossus advancement
  • Maxillary expansion
  • Maxillomandibular advancement
  • Micrognathia
  • Retrognathia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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