Carotid artery dissection and stroke complicating treatment of postmandibular distraction ankylosis: A case report

Sarah A. Arnspiger, John M. Felder, Benjamin C. Wood, Gary F. Rogers, Albert K. Oh

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Abstract

Mandibular distraction osteogenesis is an increasingly accepted treatment option for severe upper airway obstruction in grade 3 Robin sequence. Complications are rarely reported but can include fracture, pin dislodgement, tooth bud damage, and temporomandibular joint ankylosis. Operative correction of these complications can carry inherent risks of their own. We present a patient who incurred carotid artery dissection and stroke after release of postdistraction coronoid-zygomatic ankylosis for the treatment of mandibular micrognathia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Mandibular distraction
  • Mandibular pseudoankylosis
  • Micrognathia
  • Robin sequence
  • Stroke
  • Surgical complications
  • Treacher collins syndrome

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