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Evaluation of volumetric changes of the nasal cavity after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion

Grant number: 14/10239-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Valfrido Antonio Pereira Filho
Grantee:Ariane de Souza Oliveira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia (FOAr). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


For over a century researchers have been interested in evaluating the effects of rapid maxillary expansion. This procedure was introduced by Angell (1860) and modifies the morphology of the maxilla. It disarticulates the midpalatal and other facial sutures and promotes increase of the transversal and anteroposterior maxillary dimensions. Several studies have shown that the maxillary expansion creates significant changes in the maxilla and mandible, upper incisors, molars and respiration. Surgically Assisted Maxillary Expansion (SARME) is the method of choice for the treatment of transversal maxillary deficiency in adult patients. The skeletal changes which result from maxillary expansion can be verified by radiographies, but this lacks precision due to superimposition of cranial base structures. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) allows acquisition of volumetric data, increasing precision. It is presently widely used for dentofacial deformity treatment planning. The objective of this study will be to evaluate volumetric alterations of the nasal cavity of 28 patients, diagnosed with transverse deficiency maxillary undergoing rapid expansion surgically assisted maxillary through volumetric scans belonging to the Dental Surgery of the file from the Dental School Araraquara - UNESP FOAr. (AU)

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OLIVEIRA, Ariane de Souza. Evaluation of volumetric changes of the nasal cavity after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Odontologia. Araraquara Araraquara.

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