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Table 1 Data from chart review

From: Tonsillectomy as prevention and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing: a report of 23 cases

Number Age at surgery Sex Diagnosis Tonsils and soft palate status Concomitant surgeries Surgical outcome Complications Amount of mandibular setback Notes
1 56 M OSA Hypertrophic UPPP Snoring improved n/s n/a  
2 24 F OSA following mandibular setback Hypertrophic UPPP Apnea, snoring improved n/s 7.5 mm OSA following mandibular setback
3 40 M OSA, retrusive chin Moderately enlarged, low soft palate UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) Apnea, snoring improved n/s n/a  
4 55 M OSA, impacted third molars Hypertrophic, low soft palate UPPP, tongue base reduction (RF ablation), third molar extractions Apnea, snoring improved n/s n/a  
5 28 M OSA, impacted third molars Hypertrophic UPPP, third molar extractions Snoring improved n/s n/a  
6 45 M OSA, KCOT of ant. Maxilla Hypertrophic Mass excision, UPPP Snoring improved n/s n/a  
7 28 F OSA, impacted third molars Hypertrophic Third molar extractions Snoring improved n/s n/a  
8 21 M OSA, tonsillar hypertrophy, cleft lip nose deformity, cleft lip scar Hypertrophic Revision cheilorhinoplasty Snoring improved n/s n/a  
9 24 M OSA, retrusive chin Hypertrophic, low soft palate UPPP, genioglossus advancement (6 mm) Apnea, snoring improved n/s n/a  
10 22 M Mand. Prognathism, anterior open bite, malar depression, hypertrophic tonsils Hypertrophic Le Fort I osteotomy, BSSRO setback (Rt. 8 mm, Lt. 7 mm), zygoma augmentation with Medpor, Neurorrhaphy No signs or symptoms of airway obstruction observed IAN severance—>neurorhaphy Rt. 8 mm, Lt. 7 mm Preventive measure for post-op airway obstruction
11 44 M OSA, retrusive chin Moderately enlarged, low soft palate UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) Apnea, snoring improved n/s n/a s/p ENT surgery at different hospital for OSA
12 8 M VPI, hypertrophic tonsils, cleft lip scar Hypertrophic Posterior pharyngeal flap, revision cheiloplasty No signs or symptoms of airway obstruction observed n/s n/a Preventive measure for post-op airway obstruction
13 27 M Mandibular prognathism, asymmetry of the jaws, tonsillar hypertrophy Hypertrophic Le Fort I osteotomy, BSSRO setback (Rt. 9.5 mm, Lt. 10.5 mm) No signs or symptoms of airway obstruction observed n/s Rt. 9.5 mm, Lt. 10.5 mm Preventive measure for post-op airway obstruction
14 32 M OSA, retrusive chin Hypertrophic, low soft palate UPPP, genioglossus advancement (6 mm) Snoring improved n/s n/a  
15 36 M OSA, retrusive chin, retropositioned tongue base Hypertrophic, low soft palate UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) Snoring improved n/s n/a  
16 44 M Remaining snore after MMA Hypertrophic UPPP, plate removal Snoring improved n/s n/a  
17 45 M OSA Hypertrophic, low soft palate UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) OSA, snoring improved n/s n/a  
18 63 M OSA, retrusive chin Hypertrophic UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) OSA, snoring improved n/s n/a  
19 25 M OSA Hypertrophic UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) OSA, snoring improved n/s n/a  
20 30 M OSA, retrusive chin Hypertrophic UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) OSA, snoring improved n/s n/a  
21 40 M OSA, retrusive chin Hypertrophic UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm) OSA improved, snoring remains n/s n/a  
22 25 M OSA, retrusive chin, impacted third molar (#38) Hypertrophic UPPP, genioglossus advancement (4 mm), third molar extraction (#38) OSA, snoring improved n/s n/a  
23 22 M OSA after mandibular setback Hypertrophic UPPP, plate removal OSA, snoring improved n/s 11 mm OSA following mandibular setback
  1. n/a not applicable, n/s none significant