Pharyngometric correlations with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

  title={Pharyngometric correlations with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Helle L Thulesius and Hans O. Thulesius and Max Jessen},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  volume={124 10},
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and pharyngometric dimensions as clinical predictors of OSAS. MATERIAL AND METHODS Pharyngometry included tonsil size, the breadth of the uvula (UB), the distance between the uvula and the posterior pharyngeal wall and open mouth standardized photographic measurement of the dimension of the free oropharynx (FOP). We also assessed modified Mallampati grade (MMP). In… CONTINUE READING