Recommendations also included considering the lingual tonsils early and considering a hyoid myotomy and suspension with a retroverted epiglottis.
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Additionally, Dr. Ishman said that sliding genioplasty is an option for retrognathic patients, and posterior midline glossectomy often can be done with a hyoid procedure to decrease tissue and open up the posterior airway space. “The airway evaluation is really critical in determining what to do for these cases,” Dr. Ishman said. “Sleep endoscopy can be very useful, and a view of the true vocal cords can really help you determine narrowing of the retroglottis.”