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Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Mandibular Advancement Device: Case Report

Isha Sethi, Pragati Kaurani, Narendra U Padiyar, Devendra P Singh, Abhinab Roy Choudhary, Ankit Jogi, Ashish Chalana

Keywords : Mandibular advancement, Obstructive, Polysomnography, Sleep apnea

Citation Information : Sethi I, Kaurani P, Padiyar NU, Singh DP, Choudhary AR, Jogi A, Chalana A. Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Mandibular Advancement Device: Case Report. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2022; 7 (2):59-61.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0207

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-02-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Background: Mandibular advancement device (MAD) has been described as an alternative treatment to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but it is not as effective as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in reducing the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Case description: We report a case of a 55-year-old male who presented with moderate sleep apnea. Polysomnography report shows an AHI score of 50 which is diagnosed as severe sleep apnea. MAD was planned for the treatment of sleep apnea. Conclusion: Mandibular advancement device (MAD) resulted in an increase in the upper airway space. This ultimately helped in the therapeutic treatment of snoring and improved quality of life.

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