Surgery for Sleep-Disordered Breathing

  • Karl Hörmann
  • Thomas Verse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 13-17
  3. Pages 21-70
  4. Pages 115-121
  5. Pages 123-126
  6. Pages 127-129
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-158

About this book

Introduction

In recent years, the spectrum of therapy for sleep-related breathing disorders has been immensely enriched by numerous innovative surgical procedures and techniques. Deciding which therapy is most appropriate for which patient is often a difficult matter, especially in light of the non-surgical alternatives. This book analyses the efficiency of the recognised surgical procedures; it is rooted in evidence-based medicine. Indications, techniques, complications, and specific follow-up treatments in the realm of sleep medicine have been compiled in the form of a primer. The authors are directors of one of the largest otolaryngological sleep laboratories in the world and perform approximately 1,500 surgical sleep medicine procedures per year. The complete surgical and sleep medicine know-how of the authors, as well as the experience of numerous international courses on sleep surgery, have been incorporated into this volume. It is therefore the fundamental textbook for sleep medicine surgeons.

Keywords

Atmen Hyoid suspension Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty Nasal surgery Obstruction Palatal implants Palatal surgery Reduction Sleep disordered breathing Surgery Tongue base Tracheotomy airway management implant sleep

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl Hörmann
    • 1
  • Thomas Verse
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospital Mannheim Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27608-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21951-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27608-1
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