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Functional nasal surgery in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea

Jarosław Balcerzak, Tadeusz Przybyłowski, Piotr Bielicki, Piotr Korczyński, Ryszarda Chazan
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2004;72(1-2):4-8.

open access

Vol 72, No 1-2 (2004)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2008-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

The study included 22 males with significant decrease in nasal patency, at age of 44 ± 7 yrs with body mass index 28,9 ± 3,8 kg/m2, diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by polysomnography. All patients underwent functional, corrective nasal surgery. In one patient an infection in the wound occurred. Postoperatively 19 (86%) patients reported significant subjective improvement. With regard to polysomnography, one patient was cured and in another one a decrease of AHI to more than 50% of baseline was found. In 6 (27,3%) patients AHI rose from 33,2 ± 13 to 53,6 ± 21,2.
Conclusion: Nasal surgery in OSAS shows limited effectiveness. Because of multilevel decrease in airway patency, some of the patients may need a step-wise approach to surgical treatment.

Abstract

The study included 22 males with significant decrease in nasal patency, at age of 44 ± 7 yrs with body mass index 28,9 ± 3,8 kg/m2, diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by polysomnography. All patients underwent functional, corrective nasal surgery. In one patient an infection in the wound occurred. Postoperatively 19 (86%) patients reported significant subjective improvement. With regard to polysomnography, one patient was cured and in another one a decrease of AHI to more than 50% of baseline was found. In 6 (27,3%) patients AHI rose from 33,2 ± 13 to 53,6 ± 21,2.
Conclusion: Nasal surgery in OSAS shows limited effectiveness. Because of multilevel decrease in airway patency, some of the patients may need a step-wise approach to surgical treatment.
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Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea; nasal surgery; surgical treatment

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Title

Functional nasal surgery in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 72, No 1-2 (2004)

Pages

4-8

Published online

2008-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2004;72(1-2):4-8.

Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea
nasal surgery
surgical treatment

Authors

Jarosław Balcerzak
Tadeusz Przybyłowski
Piotr Bielicki
Piotr Korczyński
Ryszarda Chazan

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