Retropharyngeal lipoma causing obstructive sleep apnoea

Paul Leong, Stephen Kleid, Darren Mansfield

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We present the case of a middle-aged man whose obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) was caused by a retropharyngeal lipoma, with complete resolution after transoral excision. Lipomas causing OSA are rare, and this represents the seventh reported case in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00251
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Lipoma
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Retropharyngeal
  • Surgery

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