Sleep apnea syndrome treated by repair of deviated nasal septum

D. Heimer, S. M. Scharf, A. Liebeerman, P. Lavie

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Abstract

Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) often presents a difficult therapeutic problem to the clinician since many of the accepted modes of therapy are associated with only partial success or with a number of long-term complications. We present three patients with obstructive SAS in whom dramatic clinical improvement occurred following repair of a deviated nasal septum. The subjective improvement was associated with a diminution in the number and duration of obstructive apnea episodes as observed during a standard sleep study. Because of its simplicity and low rate of complication, we propose that repair of a deviated nasal septum be further evaluated as a mode of therapy for this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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