Management of tongue base obstruction in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome

  • E. C. Vinaya Kumar
  • Janardhana Rao
  • Sathavahana Chowdary
  • Chandrakantha Rao
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Studies have shown that the obstruction in OSA is more often than not multicentric. Tongue base obstruction is relatively more difficult to diagnose accurately and treat effectively. In this presentation, an effort is made to suggest two methods of management of this problem. One deals with the surgical management and the second, an alternative non-surgical method.


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Hyoid Bone Tongue Base Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome Posterior Pharyngeal Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. C. Vinaya Kumar
    • 1
  • Janardhana Rao
    • 1
  • Sathavahana Chowdary
    • 1
  • Chandrakantha Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ENT, Head & Neck SurgeryApollo HospitalA.P.India

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