Obstructive sleep apnea after radial forearm free flap reconstruction of the oral tongue.

@article{Gilat2013ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea after radial forearm free flap reconstruction of the oral tongue.},
  author={Hanna Gilat and Thomas Shpitzer and David S. Guttman and Ethan Soudry and Raphael M Feinmesser and G. Bachar},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2013},
  volume={123 12},
  pages={
          3223-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To determine whether radial forearm free flap reconstruction of the tongue after partial glossectomy is associated with obstructive sleep apnea. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Fifteen patients (5 men, 10 women) treated for tongue cancer in 2006-2010 by partial glossectomy and immediate radial forearm free flap reconstruction completed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and underwent polysomnographic studies. Background, clinical, and pathologic data were… CONTINUE READING
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