Quantification of retropalatal region in obstructive sleep apnea.

Tanyeri H., Serin G. M., Polat S., Aksoy E., Cuhadaroglu Ç.

The Journal of craniofacial surgery, vol.23, no.5, pp.1410-3, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31825e4c9a
  • Journal Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1410-3
  • Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, retropalatal region, clinical predictor, MULLER MANEUVER, UPPER AIRWAY, QUANTITATIVE-EVALUATION, UVULOPALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Flexible optic laryngoscopy (FOL) allows us to visualize the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-related airway passages. However, objective data presenting evidence of OSA through this perspective are lacking. The aim of this study was to quantify the surface area of the retropalatal region in control subjects and OSA patients utilizing FOL images. This was a prospective, case-control study. The study was performed at the otolaryngology department of a university hospital.