Upper airway study should always come before any sleep study in OSAS evaluation: a giant parapharyngeal lipoma behind OSAS.


BACKGROUND The parapharyngeal space (PPS) is a rare site for neoplasms in the head and neck and lipoma represents 0.5% of all head and neck tumors. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a giant parapharyngeal lipoma in obese adult patient causing anatomic pharyngeal obstruction with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. The patient was successfully… (More)


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