Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Precise identification of the site of obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is essential in order to select good candidates for surgical treatment. A multi-sensory catheter can identify the physiological level of obstruction during sleep. In the present study, patients with OSA were examined by upper airway pressure measurement and cephalometry to determine those who would be good candidates for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Soft Palate
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