The macroscopic and microscopic effects of radiofrequency injury in the porcine tongue: a pilot study.


OBJECTIVE Current treatment protocols for obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome with radiofrequency ablation of the base of the tongue are empiric. Injecting local anesthetics and saline into the treatment site is believed to shorten treatment duration and improve results. Our objective is to compare lesions at different energy levels, both… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.otohns.2009.05.012


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