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[Predictive value of the Müller maneuver in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
0001-6519
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
51
Issue
1
Pages
40–45
Identifiers
PMID: 10799931
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Dynamic changes in the upper airway during sleep have been identified in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy with the Müller maneuver (FNMM) has been advocated as a practical, clinically useful, preoperative dynamic diagnostic method for assessing the site of collapse. The value of FNMM in predicting response to uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) was assessed in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Results indicate that preoperative FNMM can reliably enhance surgical success.

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