Computerized tomography in obstructive sleep apnea. Correlation of airway size with physiology during sleep and wakefulness.

@article{Haponik1983ComputerizedTI,
  title={Computerized tomography in obstructive sleep apnea. Correlation of airway size with physiology during sleep and wakefulness.},
  author={Edward F. Haponik and Philip L. Smith and Mark E. Bohlman and Roblee P. Allen and Stanford M. Goldman and Eugene Bleecker},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1983},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={221-6}
}
Pathophysiologic changes during sleep in patients with obstructive apnea are often associated with alterations in upper airway function during awake periods. To determine whether these functional changes are related to abnormal airway structure, we performed computerized tomography (CT) in 20 awake patients with obstructive apnea and in 10 control subjects. The CT scan measurements of cross-sectional areas of the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx in apneic patients were significantly… CONTINUE READING

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