Objective: : We aimed to present our clinical experience with maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome and to compare our results with literature data.
Materials and methods: : The patients who were operated for OSA in the last 10 years were included in the study. A detailed patient's charts review was retrospectively performed. Inclusion criteria were to be available with preoperative and postoperative polysomnography data.
Results: : There were totally 7 cases who underwent MMA procedure for OSA in our clinic. The mean age was 38.6 ± 8.1 years. Surgical success was achieved in all cases (100%). The mean preoperative and postoperative apnea-hypopnea indexes were 63.3 ± 35.2 and 7.5 ± 3.4, respectively (P < 0.05). The most common complication was inferior alveolar nerve deficit following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. The facial numbness was temporary in 4 (57.1%), and permanent in one case (14.3%).
Conclusion: Our surgical results in MMA is compatible with literature data. MMA is the choice of treatment in severe OSA in case of positive airway pressure therapy intolerance.
Keywords: Apnea–hypopnea index; maxillomandibular advancement; obstructive sleep apnea; polysomnography; positive airway pressure.