Obstructive sleep apnoea

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


A male patient complaining of obstructive sleep apnea, mouth breathing and snoring.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

The posterior uvular space (PUS) is extremely narrowed mounting to obliteration, measuring about 0.1cm. The uvula and the soft palate appear to be unusually long and mildly thickened. Mildly thickened posterior pharyngeal wall. 

Case Discussion

Enlarged uvula and soft palate as well as prominent soft tissue in posterior wall of nasopharynx to the degree that kissing each other in the mid line, causing almostly obliteration of the opposing air way with consequent obstructive sleep apnea.

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Case information

rID: 54197
Published: 27th Jun 2017
Last edited: 30th Jun 2017
System: Head & Neck
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