Pharyngeal fat in obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Pharyngeal fat in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Kennan Shelton and Harrell Woodson and Spencer B. Gay and Paul M. Suratt},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={148 2},
Although most patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are obese, it is not known how obesity contributes to airway collapse during sleep. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the volume of adipose tissue adjacent to the pharyngeal airway in humans is related to the degree of OSA. We studied 30 subjects, nine without OSA and 21 with OSA… CONTINUE READING