What are the associations between findings from drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) and lateral cephalometry in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
Background: Because surgical treatment of OSA is directed at specific regions and structures of the upper airway, it is important to determine the pattern of obstruction and, if possible, to tailor surgical treatment to a patient’s specific pattern of OSA. Currently, there are two available surgical evaluation techniques: DISE and lateral cephalometric head films.
Explore this issue:November 2012
Study design: Cross-sectional.
Setting: Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, and Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco; Prime Orthodontics, Carrollton, Texas.