Retropharyngeal lipoma causing obstructive sleep apnoea

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Abstract

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
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Lipoma
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Retropharyngeal
  • Surgery

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