Piezosurgery: A new technique for distraction osteogenesis i
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Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is characterized by microgenia and retrognathia. Cleft palate and glossoptosis are frequently associated with airway obstruction and difficulty in swallowing. Distraction osteogenesis with micro-distractors has recently been considered as a surgical option during the neonatal age.A 6-week-old female infant with PRS underwent mandibular lengthening in neonatal age. The little patient was admitted to our unit with severe airway obstruction and tracheostomy. Preoperative flexible video laryngoscopy showed limited movement of the dorsum of the tongue to the posterior pharyngeal wall and collapse of the epiglottis...

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