Min GU1, Colman PJ McGrath2, Urban Hägg3, Ricky WK Wong4 and Yanqi Yang1*
1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, University of Hong Kong, China
2Department of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, China
3Department of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, China
4Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery, United Christian Hospital, China
Because several craniofacial anomalies are related to the narrow upper airway, for example narrow maxilla or retruded mandible, orthodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons are involving diagnosis and treatment of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea. The knowledge of anatomy of the upper airway and its growth change in childhood is crucial for both clinical and research purposes.
Anatomy; Upper airway; Childhood; Nasopharynx; Oropharynx
GU M, McGrath CPJ, Hägg U, Wong RWK, Yang Y. Anatomy of the Upper Airway and Its Growth in Childhood. J Dent Oral Biol. 2016; 1(1): 1005.