Achondroplasia: Pre- and postsurgical considerations for midface advancement

C. M. Barone, S. Eisig, D. F. Jimenez, R. V. Argamaso, R. J. Shprintzen

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Achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism, involves several physical characteristics that can cause pre- and intraoperative respiratory problems. The characteristics include rib-cage deformities, midface hypoplasia, choanal stenosis, muscular hypotonia, foramen magnum compression, and cervical abnormalities. Specific pre- and postoperative strategies for dealing with achondroplastic dwarfs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


  • LeFort III
  • achondroplasia
  • apnea
  • midface advancement
  • skeletal surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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