Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Mar 4;142:110616. Epub 2021 Jan 4.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Division, University of Michigan, 1540 E. Hospital Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Electronic address:
Introduction: Micrognathia, a component of Robin Sequence, can cause glossoptosis, failure of palatal fusion, and critical obstruction of the airway. Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) is at times offered to anteriorly translate the mandible and tongue, relieving airway obstruction. MDO is an intricate reconstructive procedure that may be ideal for teaching using a high-fidelity educational simulator, allowing early hands-on experience in a zero-risk environment. Read More