What are the indications for upper airway (UA) corrective surgery in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Consider whether the patient has had upper airway (UA) corrective surgery. If pharyngeal tissue has been eliminated, snoring may not occur, but OSA can develop (so-called silent apnea).


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