Multilevel surgery (hyoid suspension, radiofrequent ablation of the tongue base, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) with/without genioglossal advancement

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Chapter 50 Multilevel surgery (hyoid suspension, radiofrequent ablation of the tongue base, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) with/without genioglossal advancement Nico de Vries, Wietske Richard, Dennis Kox, Cindy den Herder 1 INTRODUCTION Severe obstructive…

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Palatal implants for primary snoring: short- and long-term results of a new minimally invasive surgical technique

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Chapter 28 Palatal implants for primary snoring: short- and long-term results of a new minimally invasive surgical technique Joachim T. Maurer 1 INTRODUCTION Snoring is a widespread symptom affecting about…

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Minimally invasive submucosal glossectomy

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Chapter 41 Minimally invasive submucosal glossectomy Sam Robinson 1 INTRODUCTION The major contributing factors to retrolingual collapse in sleep apnea are macroglossia, hypotonia, retrognathia and lingual tonsillar hyperplasia. Any or…

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Lateral pharyngoplasty

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Chapter 38 Lateral pharyngoplasty Michel Burihan Cahali 1 INTRODUCTION We call lateral pharyngoplasty (LP) the surgical splint of the lateral pharyngeal walls, achieved by turning the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscles…

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Laryngomalacia

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Chapter 69 Laryngomalacia Peggy E. Kelley 1 INTRODUCTION Laryngomalacia is the term most widely used to describe the ‘inward collapse of supraglottic structures during inspiration’, as originated by Jackson and…

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External submucosal glossectomy

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Chapter 47 External submucosal glossectomy Sam Robinson 1 INTRODUCTION The major contributing factors to retrolingual collapse in sleep apnea are macroglossia, hypotonia, retrognathia and lingual tonsillar hyperplasia. Any or all…

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Tracheostomy for sleep apnea

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Chapter 55 Tracheostomy for sleep apnea Robert H. Maisel Tracheostomy historically is the first treatment offered for obstructive sleep apnea. It remains the only surgical option directed at obstructive sleep…

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CPAP, APAP and BIPAP

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Chapter 9 CPAP, APAP and BIPAP Terence M. Davidson 1 INTRODUCTION Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), adjustable positive airway pressure (APAP), and bi-level positive…

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