Pharyngeal dimensions in healthy men and women.

  title={Pharyngeal dimensions in healthy men and women.},
  author={Mauro Miguel Daniel and Maria Cec{\'i}lia Lorenzi and Cl{\'a}udia da Costa Leite and Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho},
  volume={62 1},
INTRODUCTION Epidemiological studies reveal a high male prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. A possible explanation for this male predominance is the existence of anatomical differences in the upper airway between men and women. METHODS The upper airways of 10 male and 10 female healthy volunteers were prospectively evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging. Anatomical pharyngeal and column cross-sectional linear measurements were made in sagittal T1 and axial T1 and T2 weighted fast… CONTINUE READING
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