Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) frequently develops in patients with craniosynostosis and associated midfacial stenosis. In the past, conservative measures or tracheostomy have been used to manage this condition. Although the course of OSAS in these patients is multifactorial, a major factor is the narrow nasopharyngeal space. Aggressive surgical intervention to enlarge the nasopharyngeal space can reduce the severity of OSAS and therefore avoid the need for tracheostomy. Surgical approaches include adenotonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, and midface advancement.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Craniofacial Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|