Airway surgery represents an important part of contemporary treatment paradigms in adult obstructive sleep apnoea
Surgery in adult obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is an option used when continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, the gold standard treatment, fails. CPAP failure usually occurs because of poor adherence or significant complications from CPAP or related devices such as a mandibular advancement splint. The best available evidence indicates that appropriate surgery can improve the quality of life and associated risk of comorbid conditions for carefully selected patients.
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