Improving surgical results in complex nerve anatomy during implantation of selective upper airway stimulation

Zhaojun Zhu, Benedikt Hofauer, Clemens Heiser

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Abstract

The following report presents a case of two late embedded hypoglossus branches during implantation of an upper airway stimulation device that caused a mixed activation of the tongue when included in the stimulation cuff. In the end, correct cuff placement could be achieved by careful examination of the hypoglossal nerve anatomy, precise nerve dissection, tongue motion analysis and intraoperative nerve monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypoglossal nerve anatomy
  • OSA
  • Selective upper airway stimulation

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