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Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion is a major ambulatory surgical technique that allows an efficient and safe correction of maxillary collapse. We present the experience of the authors with a technique consisting in a lateral corticotomy of the maxilla together with a midpalatal osteotomy performed through the interincisal space. We present a review of other surgical options, results on stability and an evaluation of complications presented in the literature.
Palabras clave : Palatal expansion; Maxillary osteotomy.