Tongue Function: An Underrecognized Component in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Mandibular Repositioning Appliance

@inproceedings{Wang2018TongueFA,
  title={Tongue Function: An Underrecognized Component in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Mandibular Repositioning Appliance},
  author={Wei Wang and Changping Di and S Mona and Lin Wang and M. G. Hans},
  booktitle={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2018}
}
  • Wei Wang, Changping Di, +2 authors M. G. Hans
  • Published in Canadian respiratory journal 2018
  • Medicine
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common but still underrecognized disorder. A mandibular repositioning appliance (MRA) is used to treat OSA by advancing the mandible and thereby reducing the collapsibility of the upper airway. It has been found that an MRA increases the volume of the upper airway, especially the velopharyngeal area, in OSA patients. We hypothesize that this increase in the velopharyngeal volume is associated with an anterior displacement of the tongue, but likely not with a… CONTINUE READING

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