The effect of neuromuscular stimulation of the genioglossus on the hypopharyngeal airway.

@article{Mann2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of neuromuscular stimulation of the genioglossus on the hypopharyngeal airway.},
  author={Eric A Mann and Theresa A. Burnett and Sonia A Cornell and Christy L. Ludlow},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={351-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of neuromuscular stimulation (NS) of the genioglossus muscle on hypopharyngeal airway size. STUDY DESIGN Fourteen consecutively recruited healthy volunteers underwent percutaneous electrical NS of the genioglossus muscle. METHODS Bipolar hooked wires were inserted percutaneously into the genioglossus muscle and used for NS. The anterior--posterior diameter of the hypopharynx was measured at the level of the superior edge of the epiglottis at baseline and… CONTINUE READING