INFERIOR MANDIBULAR OSTEOTOMY AND HYOID MYOTOMY SUSPENSION FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP-APNEA - A REVIEW OF 55 PATIENTS JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Riley, R. W., Powell, N. B., Guilleminault, C. 1989; 47 (2): 159-164

Abstract

Fifty-five patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were evaluated following inferior mandibular osteotomy with hyoid myotomy and suspension. Patients were objectively examined by polysomnography before and 6 months following the surgical procedure. Thirty-seven patients (67%) had a good response from surgery, and 18 patients (33%) were considered nonresponders. Lung disease, mandibular deficiency, and obesity were factors found to affect the success of surgical treatment.

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