Oropharyngeal Crowding Closely Relates to Aggravation of OSA

chubby manObstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be caused by narrow maxilla and mandible in both obese people and non-obese people. It should be remembered that obesity is the major cause of OSA.

Key takeaways:

- The severity of OSA can be linked to fat deposition, oropharngeal crowding, and maxillomandibular enclosure size.

- Oropharngeal crowding, computed as the ratio between tongue size and lower face cage, is independently linked to the severity of OSA.

- The more crowded the upper airway in both obese and non-obese patients, the more severe the OSA.

In obese subjects, the TG/LFC ratio, BMI, and TG positively correlated with AHI, whereas, in non-obese subjects, age, BMI, and TG/LFC significantly correlated with AHI.

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