Journal of Rhinology 2009;16(1):12-19.
Published online May 31, 2009.
Surgical Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sung Wan Kim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyunghee Medical Center, School of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea.
수면무호흡증의 수술적 치료
경희대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is well known disease which induces cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and metabolic sequelae. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is considered as standard and primary therapy of choice in OSA. However, compliance continues to be a problem for many patients despite advances in PAP for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea surgery is a viable option for patients who are intolerant of positive pressure therapy and should be one column in treatment of this disease. This review will present the current state in sleep apnea surgery, including concept of surgery, formulation of surgical planning through a lot of factors which should be considered, as well as introduction of various surgical techniques which have been used world widely, and perioperative cares.
Key Words: Obstrutive sleep apnea;Sugical treatment

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