Evaluation of the upper airway cross-sectional area changes in different degrees of severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: Cephalometric and dynamic CT study


ACAR M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.26, ss.2624-2629, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.2624-2629

Özet

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The upper airway lumen is narrower in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) than normal subjects. In this study, we examined changes of the upper airway cross-sectional area in each phase of respiration in different degrees of severity of OSAS with dynamic CT and investigated whether these changes have any correlation with sleep apnea severity parameters, including polysomnography (PSG) and cephalometry.