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Management of a case of severe obstructive sleep apnea with acrylic herbst splint appliance: A case report

BNBM Prasad, B Jayan, D Bhattacharyya, AK Rajput, RK Dhiman

Keywords : Oral appliance,Obstructive sleep apnea

Citation Information : Prasad B, Jayan B, Bhattacharyya D, Rajput A, Dhiman R. Management of a case of severe obstructive sleep apnea with acrylic herbst splint appliance: A case report. Indian Sleep Med 2006; 1 (3):157-160.

DOI: 10.5005/ijsm-1-3-157

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

A middle aged serving soldier with severe obstructive sleep apnea and non compliance to CPAP was managed with acrylic Herbst splint oral appliance. The oral appliance enabled the patient to protrude the mandible and tongue forward, thus increasing the posterior airway space when in supine position. There was gross improvement on Apnea index and Epworth sleepiness scale.


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