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A critical analysis of pharyngeal patterns of collapse in obstructive sleep apnea : beyond the endoscopic classification systems
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(1) Background: Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) enables the three-dimensional and dynamic visualization of the upper airway (UA) during sleep, which is useful in selecting the best treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, particularly for surgical procedures. Despite international consensus statements or position papers, a universally accepted DISE methodology and classification system remain a controversial open question. (2) Methods: A review of the English scientific literature on DISE related to endoscopic classification systems and surgical outcome predictors (3) Results: Of the 105 articles, 47 were included in the analysis based on their content's relevance to the searched keywords. (4) Conclusions: A final report and scoring classification system is not universally accepted; the most internationally applied endoscopic classification system during DISE does not cover all patterns of events that occur simultaneously during the endoscopic examination, highlighting that several configurations of collapse and obstruction at different UA levels could be observed during DISE, which should be described in detail if DISE has to be considered in the decision-making process for the UA surgical treatment in OSA patients and if DISE has to have a role as a predictive factor for surgical outcomes analysis.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Clinical Medicine
Publication
Basel : Mdpi , 2024
ISSN
2077-0383
DOI
10.3390/JCM13010165
Volume/pages
13 :1 (2024) , p. 1-14
Article Reference
165
ISI
001140690200001
Pubmed ID
38202171
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 01.02.2024
Last edited 06.02.2024
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