Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: is this an overlooked cause of desaturation in the immediate postoperative period?

@article{Vidhani1997ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: is this an overlooked cause of desaturation in the immediate postoperative period?},
  author={K Vidhani and Barry Langham},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={442-3}
}
We report the case of a 38-yr-old man who presented for an emergency mastoidectomy and suffered from severe upper airways obstruction in the postoperative period. Subsequent questioning revealed a history of heroic snoring and further investigations proved a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea. 
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