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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2006|
- Laryngeal shaver
- Lingual tonsillectomy
- Obstructive sleep apnea
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