Approccio chirurgico combinato mini-invasivo per il trattamento della sindrome delle apnee ostruttive del sonno (OSAS). Descrizione di un caso clinico.

Translated title of the contribution: Mini-invasive surgical approach for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). A case report

A. Fibbi, M. Peirano, G. Bertino

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Abstract

It is well known that the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is caused by the collapse of the pharyngeal walls and subsequent reduction in the diameter of all viscera. It is possible to increase the antero-posterior diameter by shifting the genioglosso muscle forward and suspending it; on the other hand the latero-lateral diameter can be achieved by sectioning the hyoid bone along the midline and through lateral fixation of the resulting stumps to the mandibula. This paper presents a clinical case of OSAS which underwent surgery using a procedure combining suspension of the genioglosso muscle and sectioning and suspension of the hyoid performed using a REPOSEa kit.

Translated title of the contributionMini-invasive surgical approach for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume20
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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