Lingual tonsillectomy in a child with obstructive sleep apnea: A novel technique

Brendan A. Kluszynski, Bruce H. Matt

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Abstract

We report on a case of lingual tonsillar hyperplasia contributing to refractory obstructive sleep apnea in a 5-year-old patient. We describe a novel technique utilizing suspension laryngoscopy and a laryngeal angled shaver to remove obstructive lingual tonsillar tissue. We review the available techniques for lingual tonsillectomy and propose theoretical advantages to the novel approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-669
Number of pages2
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume116
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Laryngeal shaver
  • Lingual tonsillectomy
  • Microdebrider
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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