Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea

Koopmann, C.F.; Moran, W.B.

Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 23(4): 787-808


ISSN/ISBN: 0030-6665
PMID: 2199909
Document Number: 366547
The authors have reviewed the surgical management of patients with OSA. They have emphasized not only surgical techniques but also the method of preoperative evaluation of the patients and have presented some considerations in the postoperative management of patients in an attempt to avoid catastrophic results. As our diagnostic techniques improve, we should have fewer problems with the determination of the amount of tissue to remove and also the selection of the appropriate procedure. The advent of flexible laryngoscopy, cineradiography, and cine CT may indeed improve our diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.

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