• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 27, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Usefulness of Video-Fluoroscopy in Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome


The study tried to comparatively analyze surgical findings based on the examination results of polysomnography and video-fluoroscopy which are examinations useful in diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The subjects were patients over the age of 18 who were admitted for snoring, observed apnea, or sleepiness. Received under polysomnography and video-fluoroscopy inspection of obstructive sleep apnea of doubt from March 2013 to February 2014, it was intended for patients who have undergone surgical treatment. In the analysis was obstructive sleep apnea severity, there were difference in all clauses excluding age and height (P<0.05). Crosstab due to the presence or absence of video-fluoroscopy and polysomnography and surgical treatment, there was a significant difference (p<0.05). There are many examinations for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea but as an essential examination there are polysomnography and video-fluoroscopy examination that can observe the dynamic change of the obstruction which are clinically useful.
Keywords: Apnea-Hypopnea Index, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Polysomnography, Video-Fluoroscopy


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