The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of rapid palatal expansion in growing patients to eliminate the nasal pyramid stenosis as a cause of primary headache. Patients were invited to participate in the clinical study at the University of Milan, Department of Orthodontics. Forty-one growing patients of both genders suffering from primary neurovascular headaches and having transverse maxillary deficiency were studied before and after rapid palatal expansion. A clinical examination, postero-anterior radiography and rhinomanometry were performed. After rapid palatal expansion (RPE) therapy all patients showed a constant and important increase in the values relating to both skeletal and dental structures, a significant reduction in the mean nasal resistance, and a significant decrease or elimination of headache symptoms. This therapy provides a preventive alternative for surgical procedures, such as the neurovascular decompressive septo-ethmoidosphenoidectomy performed in adult patients

Headache and transverse maxillary discrepancy / FARRONATO GIAMPIETRO, C. Maspero, E. Russo, G. Periti, FARRONATO DAVIDE. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. - ISSN 1053-4628. - 33:1(2008), pp. 67-74. [10.17796/jcpd.33.1.j82n127877250863]

Headache and transverse maxillary discrepancy

G. Farronato
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C. Maspero;D. Farronato
Ultimo
2008

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of rapid palatal expansion in growing patients to eliminate the nasal pyramid stenosis as a cause of primary headache. Patients were invited to participate in the clinical study at the University of Milan, Department of Orthodontics. Forty-one growing patients of both genders suffering from primary neurovascular headaches and having transverse maxillary deficiency were studied before and after rapid palatal expansion. A clinical examination, postero-anterior radiography and rhinomanometry were performed. After rapid palatal expansion (RPE) therapy all patients showed a constant and important increase in the values relating to both skeletal and dental structures, a significant reduction in the mean nasal resistance, and a significant decrease or elimination of headache symptoms. This therapy provides a preventive alternative for surgical procedures, such as the neurovascular decompressive septo-ethmoidosphenoidectomy performed in adult patients
Primary headache; rapid palatal expansion; rhinomanometry; postero-anterior radiography; rhinogenous trigger
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
2008
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