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October 1988

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Amyloidosis Treated With Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Intern Med. 1988;148(10):2285-2287. doi:10.1001/archinte.1988.00380100125028

• Obstructive sleep apnea can occur in patients with a variety of upper airway anatomic abnormalities including macroglossia. We present a case of macroglossia secondary to amyloidosis causing obstructive sleep apnea that was successfully treated with low pressures of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (5 cm of water).

(Arch Intern Med 1988;148:2285-2287)