The effect of mandibular osteotomy in three patients with hypersomnia sleep apnea.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hypersomnia sleep apnea (HSA) is characterized by apneic episodes during sleep and daytime hypersomnolence. Patients afflicted as a result of upper airway obstruction have been treated traditionally with permanent tracheostomy. Three patients with HSA and mandibular retrognathism are presented. Each patient had a retrognathic mandible that stemmed from a different cause. Surgical advancement of their underdeveloped mandibles corrected the symptoms of HSA rapidly. The literature concerning HSA is reviewed and the advantages of mandibular surgery in selected cases are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuo, PC; West, RA; Bloomquist, DS; McNeil, RW

Published Date

  • November 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 385 - 392

PubMed ID

  • 290935

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-4220

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0030-4220(79)90063-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States