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Review Papers | Dentistry | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - A Review
Dr. Aarthee Anandarajan
Abstract: Obstructive sleep apnoea is a sleep associated breathing disorder in which breathing halts during sleep intermittently. It is a serious life threatening disorder in which airway is obstructed while sleeping. There are many types of sleep apnoea among that obstructive sleep apnoea is caused due to the relaxation of muscles of the pharynx and that will lead to affect breathing with or without oxygen deprivation. Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea include altered craniofacial anatomy due to genetic predispositions, obesity, medications that leads to muscle relaxation, endocrine disorders, smoking and nasal congestion. This review article is to enlighten various surgical management protocols for obstructive sleep apnoea.
Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnoea, surgical management, sleep disorder, airway obstruction
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1502 - 1504