Cefalometría de las vías aéreas superiores (VAS)

  1. Jiménez, Antonio
  2. Cobo Plana, Juan
  3. Carlos Villafranca, Félix de
  4. Fernández Mondragón, Mª Pilar
Journal:
RCOE: Revista del Ilustre Consejo General de Colegios de Odontólogos y Estomatólogos de España

ISSN: 1138-123X

Year of publication: 2002

Issue Title: Apnea obstructiva del sueño

Volume: 7

Issue: 4

Pages: 407-414

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4321/S1138-123X2002000500006 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Abstract

Cephalometrics, optical nasopharyngolaryngoscopy, computed tomography and even three-dimensional scanning have been used to evaluate patients with sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHOS). Cephalometrics is a practical technique to evaluate the upper airway (UA). lt is used as an auxiliary technique when evaluating the upper airway of patients with SAHOS. lts cost is low and its clinical interpretation is easy. lt provides information about skeletal anatomy, position of the hyoid, soft palate and back airway. However, there are some limitations to this technique since it is static and it cannot be carried out during sleep.