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Massive lymphoid hyperplasia presenting with obstructive sleep apnea secondary to lingual and palatine tonsil hyperplasia

April 1, 2011  |  Gül Özbilen Acar, MD, Murat Yener, MD, Harun Cansiz, MD, Engin Acioğlu, MD, and Nukhet Tuziner, MD


Lingual tonsil hyperplasia is a rare condition that may cause obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In the management of OSA, the lingual tonsils should be evaluated during the otorhinolaryngologic examination. We report the case of a 66-year-old man with findings of upper airway...

An aberrant internal carotid artery discovered during evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea: A report of 2 cases with consideration of a possible association

January 1, 2011  |  Andrew C. Picel, MD and Terence M. Davidson, MD


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is often associated with reduced pharyngeal muscle tone and an anatomically narrowed pharyngeal airspace. We describe 2 cases of aberrant internal carotid arteries that were diagnosed during evaluations of patients with suspected OSA. It is...

Esophageal hamartoma as an unusual cause of neonatal apnea and bradycardia

March 1, 2010  |  Jeffrey Coury, DO, Jonathan Steinfeld, MD, David Zwillenberg, MD, and Seth Zwillenberg, MD


Esophageal hamartoma is a rare entity, as only 7 cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Common symptoms include dysphagia, weight loss, and vomiting. Life-threatening airway obstruction can also occur. Because of the nonspecific nature of the...

The safety of outpatient UPPP for obstructive sleep apnea: A retrospective review of 40 cases

August 1, 2008  |  Ali M. Strocker, MD, Alen N. Cohen, MD, and Marilene B. Wang, MD


We retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 40 patients who had undergone outpatient uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in order to determine the safety of the procedure in an outpatient setting....

Obstructive sleep apnea following treatment of head and neck cancer

February 1, 2007  |  Thomas P. Stern, MD; Dennis Auckley, MD

The roles of the anterior tonsillar pillar and previous tonsillectomy on sleep-disordered breathing

June 1, 2004  |  James Chan, MD; Lee M. Akst, MD; Isaac Eliachar, MD

Torus mandibularis: An unusual cause of obstructive sleep apnea

May 1, 2004  |  Alan J. Saffran, MD; Richard F. Clark, PA-C


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