Surgery for Sleep Disordered Breathing

  • Karl Hörmann
  • Thomas Verse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kerstin Rohde, Thomas Verse
    Pages 1-3
  3. Thomas Verse
    Pages 5-17
  4. Joachim T. Maurer, Thomas Verse
    Pages 19-23
  5. Thomas Verse, Wolfgang Pirsig
    Pages 25-31
  6. Thomas Verse, Wolfgang Pirsig
    Pages 33-36
  7. Thomas Verse, Wolfgang Pirsig, Joachim T. Maurer
    Pages 38-130
  8. Boris A. Stuck, Thomas Verse, Nico de Vries, Joachim T. Maurer
    Pages 132-166
  9. Thomas Verse, Thomas Hierl
    Pages 167-192
  10. Thomas Verse
    Pages 193-202
  11. Thomas Verse
    Pages 203-213
  12. Thomas Verse, Wolfgang Pirsig
    Pages 215-219
  13. Helge Kleinhans, Thomas Verse
    Pages 221-230
  14. Harald V. Genzwuerker
    Pages 231-239
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 241-298

About this book


The treatment of sleep disordered breathing has been enriched by the development of various new and largely surgical techniques. The question of which treatment best suits each individual patient has become a highly sophisticated decision. Among others, the most important factors for selecting the most appropriate treatment modality are the cruelty of the disease, the pathology found within the upper airway, and the sites of obstruction. Therefore, the second edition of this book focuses on both the surgical treatment modalities and the current concepts for treatment decisions.
For each procedure, current data (including data for the entirety of 2007) were reanalyzed according to the principles of evidence-based medicine, and are presented in well-arranged tables. Indications, techniques, complications, and specific follow-up treatments in the realm of sleep medicine have been compiled in the form of a primer.
New chapters concerning radiofrequency-uvulopalatoplasty and combined soft palate procedures were added.
Both authors run prominent otolaryngological sleep laboratories, and perform approximately 1,500 surgical sleep medicine procedures per year. The complete surgical and sleep medicine expertise of the authors, as well as the experience of numerous international courses on sleep surgery, have been incorporated into this volume, making it an indispensable textbook for sleep medicine surgeons.


Airway management Radiofrequency-uvulopalatoplasty Sleep disordered breathing Soft palate Surgery Tracheotomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl Hörmann
    • 1
  • Thomas Verse
    • 2
  1. 1.Hals-Nasen-OhrenklinikUniversitätsklinikum MannheimMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung HNOAsklepios Klinik HarburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77785-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77786-1
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