Overview of Phase I Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

@article{Li1999OverviewOP,
  title={Overview of Phase I Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome},
  author={Kasey Kai-Chi Li and Nelson B. Powell and Robert Wayne Riley and Robert J. Troell and Christian Guilleminault},
  journal={ENT Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={78},
  pages={836 - 845}
}
It is well established that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Surgical therapy has been demonstrated to be a viable treatment option for cure. Thorough presurgical evaluation with the identification of the type of airway abnormality is mandatory to allow for the utilization of a surgical protocol that results in improved clinical outcomes. Phase I surgical protocol is designed to apply specific surgical procedures to alleviate the obstruction… CONTINUE READING

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