Magnetic resonance imaging of the pharynx in OSA patients and healthy subjects.

@article{Cscar2001MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging of the pharynx in OSA patients and healthy subjects.},
  author={M A C{\'i}scar and Gustavo Lozano San Juan and Vicente Mart{\'i}nez and Michal Ramon and T. Lloret and Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n L{\'o}pez M{\'i}nguez and Miquel Armengot and Juan Marin and J Basterra},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={79-86}
}
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) occurs because of recurrent narrowing and occlusion of the velopharynx (VP) during sleep. The specific cause of OSA is unknown. Cephalometric radiography, fibreoptic nasopharyngoscopy, acoustic reflection techniques, and computerized tomography have limitations (dynamic and tridimensional evaluation) in the mechanism of occlusion investigation. Static and dynamic examination of the soft tissue structures surrounding the upper airway during the respiratory cycle in… CONTINUE READING

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