Featured review: Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for the treatment of OSA

Sleep apneaThe prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to be 1–5% of the adult population worldwide. In Korea, it is reported to be 4.5% of men and 3.2% of women (ages 40–69 years old). Active treatment is associated with a decrease in insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, psychosocial problems, and mortality. In this article, Hong et al. review the use of hypoglossal nerve stimulation to treat OSA.

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The Journal of Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons by the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons was launched in 1978 and re-launched at Springer as an open access publication in 2015. For previous volumes please visit: http://www.kamprs.or.kr/sub4/contents02.php


This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government.

Aims and scope

Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg) is an official journal of the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. The journal publishes special articles on clinical and basic research concerning epidemiology, etiology, treatment, or prevention of the congenital and acquired anomalies/defects which involve the oral and maxillofacial region. The journal offers high quality original articles, case/technical reports, collective or current reviews, editorials, and brief communications on all academic activity involving the field of maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery by investigating the causative factors, or by development of surgical methods and materials for morphological reconstruction or functional restoration of maxillofacial anomalies/defects. We welcome papers not only from the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, but also from all regions throughout the world.

Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg covers the following main subjects:
• Congenital deformity of maxillofacial area
• Dental and maxillofacial reconstruction
• Tissue engineering related to maxillofacial reconstruction
• Cosmetic surgery and related material research of maxillofacial area
• Orthognathic surgery-related research
• Temporomandibular joint reconstruction
• Anatomic research of maxillofacial area

Featured article: Validation of a new 3dMDface system using comparative craniofacial anthropometry

3dMDfaceIn this study, Naini et al. aimed to validate a new three-dimensional craniofacial stereophotogrammetry imaging system (3dMDface) through comparison with manual facial surface anthropometry.

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