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Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Surgery in Sleep-Disordered Breathing

ENT Department, Queen’s Hospital, Romford RM7 0AG, UK
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Healthcare 2019, 7(3), 97; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7030097
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 31 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 August 2019 / Published: 18 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a spectrum of conditions ranging from simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Radiofrequency surgery represents a relatively new technique available to surgeons involved in managing this condition. Its principal advantage relates to its minimally invasive nature resulting in a reduced morbidity when compared to traditional sleep surgery. The presence of good-quality research evaluating the long-term outcomes is currently scarce, although the short-term data is promising. Careful patient selection appears to be paramount in obtaining a sustained improvement. The role of radiofrequency surgery in sleep-disordered breathing has been reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: sleep apnoea syndromes; sleep-disordered breathing; minimally invasive surgery; radiofrequency surgery sleep apnoea syndromes; sleep-disordered breathing; minimally invasive surgery; radiofrequency surgery
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Patel, A.; Kotecha, B. Minimally Invasive Radiofrequency Surgery in Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Healthcare 2019, 7, 97.

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