Multilevel surgery for obstructive sleep apnea: short-term results.

  title={Multilevel surgery for obstructive sleep apnea: short-term results.},
  author={Thomas Verse and Alexander Baisch and Joachim Theodor Maurer and Boris Alexander Stuck and Karl Hoermann},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={134 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of a new multilevel surgical protocol for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Sixty patients with moderate to severe OSA because of multilevel pharyngeal obstruction were enrolled into this prospective, controlled clinical trial after clinical examination, endoscopy, and polysomnography. Surgery included uvulaflap, tonsillectomy, hyoid suspension, and radiofrequency treatment of the tongue base (group A). A second group did not receive… CONTINUE READING


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