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Effect of Maxillomandibular fixation on the incidence of postoperative pulmonary atelectasis

(2002) Effect of Maxillomandibular fixation on the incidence of postoperative pulmonary atelectasis. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. pp. 988-990. ISSN 0278-2391

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Abstract

Purpose: Our goal was to assess the role of maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) on postoperative atelectasis. Patients and Methods: We examined 64 patients in 2 groups: MMF and non-MMF. Atelectasis was diagnosed by comparing preoperative and postoperative chest radiographs, arterial blood gas analysis, and axial temperatures. Postoperative chest computed tomography scans were also used as the best way to detect atelectasis. Results: Of the MMF and non-MMF patients, 37.5 and 15.6, respectively, sustained atelectasis (P < .05). Plate type was the most prevalent (71). The right lung was more involved (59). Fever was not a significant finding in atelectatic patients (P > .10). Pao(2) was decreased in some cases of atelectasis, especially in patients with extensive involvement. Conclusion: MMF should be considered as a contributing factor for postoperative pulmonary atelectasis. (C) 2002 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: general-anesthesia complications surgery Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Page Range: pp. 988-990
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 60
Number: 9
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1053/joms.2002.34401
ISSN: 0278-2391
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2944

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