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Chapter 2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The definition of an apnea includes

A. Cessation of airflow for 10 seconds

B. Cessation of airflow for 10 seconds with an arousal

C. Hypoxia after decreased airflow for 10 seconds

D. Cessation of airflow for 20 seconds with an arousal

All of the following are indications for surgery for OSA except

A. Nonadherence to CPAP

B. Patient preference

C. Favorable anatomy

D. Small tonsils

When performing Friedman staging of a patient’s oropharynx, which of the following is true?

A. The tongue is protruded.

B. The patient is instructed to say “ahh.”

C. The patient is asked to swallow.

D. The patient is asked to open mouth without any other action.

The only curative surgery for OSA is


B. Tracheostomy


D. Lingual tonsillectomy

Indications for drug-induced sleep endoscopy include all of the following except

A. Mandatory before any surgery takes place

B. Where clinical findings do not match sleep study outcomes

C. Failure of primary surgery

D. Prior to major surgical intervention

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