Surgical changes of posterior airway space in obstructive sleep apnea.

  title={Surgical changes of posterior airway space in obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Peter D. Waite and Georgios A. Vilos},
  journal={Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America},
  volume={14 3},
There are numerous medical and surgical treatment modalities for the management of the sleep apnea patient. Among the medical treatments, weight loss and positive pressure therapy are considered to be the most important. Surgical treatment is directed at increasing the posterior airway space. Among the surgical procedures, tracheostomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), and maxillofacial skeletal procedures are the most common. Positive pressure therapy during sleep is considered effective in… CONTINUE READING
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