Modified tongue base suspension for multilevel or single level obstructions in sleep apnea: clinical and radiologic results.

@article{Sezen2011ModifiedTB,
  title={Modified tongue base suspension for multilevel or single level obstructions in sleep apnea: clinical and radiologic results.},
  author={Ozan Seymen Sezen and Ercan Aydin and G{\"u}l{\"u}zar Eraslan and Suheyl Haytoğlu and Temel Coşkuner and Seref Unver},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={487-94}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the radiologic and polysomnographic success in opening the airway using a tongue base suspension procedure alone or in combination with uvulopalatal flap in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients. METHODS This study was conducted in 20 patients with moderate or severe OSAS in a prospective manner. The tongue base suspension technique alone or with a uvulopalatal flap (UPF) technique was applied. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of patients obtained… CONTINUE READING