Relationship between obesity,narrow air passage in obstructive sleep apnea is explained.The hormonal factors involved in causing neck obesity and narrow upper airway in sleep apnea is also described.
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There are many surgical procedures used to correct the upper airway obstruction starting from the Nose to Larynx; nasal polypectomy, septoplasty, turbinoplasty, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, palatal stiffening, pillar procedures, lingual tonsillectomy, base of tongue reduction, hyoid suspension, mandibular advancement, and even tracheostomy. No single procedure can solve the issue of OSA.A complex and combined procedures are necessary. Laser and Coblator are two good tools to achieve many of the above procedures.
An Obese patient with severe snoring and OSA undergo coblation surgery to cure OSA.He was unable to live on a CPAP.This is done in Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum, Kerala, South India.
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…