Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2012 Nov;55(11):681-685. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2012.55.11.681.

Evaluation of Obstruction Site in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jaehoon@kuh.ac.kr

Abstract

The evaluation of obstruction site in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient is very important, not only for understanding origin and pathophysiology of the disease but also for deciding the range and kind of operation. So far, various attempts have been tried to assess upper airway and its obstruction site. However, no definite method has been determined as standard one. This article is a systematic review with regard to upper airway evaluation in OSA. Various techniques are briefly reviewed and problems are discussed to help readers' decision on evaluation method.

Keyword

Obstruction site; Obstructive sleep apnea
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