Drug-induced sleep endoscopy is being done to assess the upper airway narrowing in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
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A patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea with loud snoring is about to undergo Coblator Surgery in the upper airway. A Flexible fibre optic endoscopy of the upper airway is done after giving Midazolam and fentanyl by the anesthetist. The exact location of the narrowing of the upper airway can be seen before undertaking surgical steps.
This can be used by anesthetist for endoscopic guided intubation in difficult cases.
Dr Paulose FRCS, DLO is Consultant ENT Plastic & Laser Surgeon offering private specialist care for ear nose and throat problems as well as the management Read More…