[Pathologic changes of palatopharyngeal soft tissue in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome].


OBJECTIVE To study the pathologic changes of palatopharyngeal soft tissues in patients with OSAS. METHODS Different analyses have been done on uvular muscles (UM) and/or palatopharyngeal muscles (PPM) in patients with OSAS(n = 27), SS(n = 17) and controls (n = 15). The transverse sections were sequentially stained for HE, myofibrillar ATPase, NADH-TR… (More)


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