Lateral pharyngeal wall collapse associated with hypoxemia in obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Lan2015LateralPW,
  title={Lateral pharyngeal wall collapse associated with hypoxemia in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Ming-Chin Lan and Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu and Ming-Ying Lan and Rahul R Modi and Robson Capasso},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2015},
  volume={125 10},
  pages={2408-12}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Review drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) findings and correlate the patterns of airway collapse with body mass index (BMI) and objective sleep study respiratory variables, with particular emphasis on oxygen desaturation variables. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS From January 2010 to March 2014, 64 patients underwent DISE, and its findings were registered using the VOTE (velum, oropharynx, tongue base, epiglottis) classification system. Associations… CONTINUE READING
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