Upper airway length may be associated with the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

@article{Segal2008UpperAL,
  title={Upper airway length may be associated with the severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome},
  author={Yosef Segal and Atul Malhotra and Giora Pillar},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={311-316}
}
The exact pathophysiology leading to pharyngeal collapse in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) remains incompletely understood. Prior research has shown that normal men have a longer pharyngeal airway than women, and it has been hypothesized that this difference may play a role in the gender-related differences in OSAS. In the current study, we sought to study the potential relationship between the length of the collapsible pharyngeal segment, the upper airway length (UAL), and the… CONTINUE READING
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