Persistent Daytime Sleepiness after Successful Maxillary-Mandibular Advancement Surgery: A Clinical Case Report
Corresponding AuthorI. Dupuy-Bonafé
Département d’Occlusodontie et apnées du sommeil, CSERD, Montpellier, France
A B S T R A C T
Background: Continuous positive airway pressure is a cost-effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but in case of craniofacial anomalies, which have a recognized role in OSA development, maxillary-mandibular advancement surgery is a recommended therapeutic option. Clinical Presentation: We describe a patient with severe OSA (apnea-hypopnea index = 42) treated by maxillary-mandibular advancement (MMA) surgery. Effective results were confirmed by polysomnography at 6 months post-surgery with normalization of the polysomnographic parameters (apnea-hypopnea index = 17) but due to persistent sleepiness, the patient was unable to resume his work. Conclusion: Maxillary-mandibular surgery can be a valid option for treating severe OSA associated with craniofacial anomalies. However, our results emphasize the need of critically assessing surgical approaches and the need to redefine success for OSA management.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Fri 05, Feb 2021
Accepted: Sat 17, Apr 2021
Published: Wed 28, Apr 2021
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