What is the role of genioglossal advancement in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Charles E Morgan, DMD, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Genioglossal advancement involves performing a mandibular osteotomy with anterior repositioning of the genioglossus-attached segment of the mandible. This procedure results in anterior displacement of the tongue.

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