코골음환자에서 수술전 이학적 소견의 중요성에 대한 고찰
Published Online: May 31, 2020
Objective: We performed the polysomnography and other preoperative laboratory tests and evaluated the significance of them in predicting operative and postoperative risk of laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty(LAUP).
Materials and methods: 107 patients who complained of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea were examined by polysomnography and other laboratory tests at department of otolaryngology, Saint Benedict Hospital. We analyzed these data according to apnea index and compared with normal control group.
Results: 1. Body mass index and lowest SaO2 were significantly correlated with apnea index.
Hypertension was 52.4% in snoring patients, higher than 14.0% in normal control.
Systolic blood pressure was not significantly correlated with apnea index.
There were 29 cases(27%) of liver function test abnormalities, 7 cases(7%) of urinalysis abnormalities and 7 cases(7%) of chest PA abnormalities.
Conclusion: It is necessary to perform preoperative polysomnography and other laboratory tests for prevention of operative and postoperative risk associated with laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty.