Sleep apnea: Do not forget to inspect the throat!

Pirovino, Christian Alain; Giger, Roland; Landis, Basile Nicolas (2019). Sleep apnea: Do not forget to inspect the throat! Clinical case reports, 7(1), pp. 143-145. Wiley 10.1002/ccr3.1927

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a widespread and underdiagnosed disease. Causes are mostly related to obesity and anatomy with oro-pharyngeal narrowing. Parapharyngeal tumors are rare but can easily be treated. Careful oro-pharyngeal examination in OSAS patient is cheap, easy to perform by non-ENT specialists, quick, and avoids inadequate treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Pirovino, Christian Alain and Giger, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2050-0904

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Weder

Date Deposited:

08 Aug 2019 10:35

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2019 22:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/ccr3.1927

PubMed ID:

30656028

Uncontrolled Keywords:

lipoma obstructive sleep apnea syndrome parapharyngeal tiredness

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131571

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131571

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