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Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea Syndrome

  • Soichiro Miyazaki
  • Hiroyuki Tada
  • Michinori Yokomizo
  • Yoshiaki Itasaka
  • Kazuo Ishikawa
  • Kiyoshi Togawa

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Soft Palate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soichiro Miyazaki
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Tada
    • 1
  • Michinori Yokomizo
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Itasaka
    • 1
  • Kazuo Ishikawa
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Togawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyAkita University School of MedicineAkita 010Japan

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