Sleep apnea syndrome caused by acromegalia and the treatment with a reduction plasty of the tongue. Case report.


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome was every likely caused by an enlarged tongue in a 60-year-old man with acromegalia. The diagnosis was confirmed by polygraphic sleep recordings and by roentgenologic examination. The patient was treated with a tongue-reduction plasty which gave him good subjective relief and better sleep. A whole night polygraphic sleep… (More)


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