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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1989 Feb;47(2):159-64.

Inferior mandibular osteotomy and hyoid myotomy suspension for obstructive sleep apnea: a review of 55 patients.

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Sleep Disorders Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA.


Fifty-five patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were evaluated following inferior mandibular osteotomy with hyoid myotomy and suspension. Patients were objectively examined by polysomnography before and 6 months following the surgical procedure. Thirty-seven patients (67%) had a good response from surgery, and 18 patients (33%) were considered nonresponders. Lung disease, mandibular deficiency, and obesity were factors found to affect the success of surgical treatment.

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