Ultrasound Guidance for Implantation of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator in a Breast Implant Patient

Rachel Jonas, Elizabeth Bradford-Bell, Merry Sebelik, Raj C. Dedhia

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Abstract

The hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HGNS) is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in qualified patients. The implantation is typically performed without direct visualization or image guidance. A surgical approach utilizing ultrasound guidance has proved useful for patients with silicone breast implants, which may be at risk of rupture during insertion of the device. This surgical modification expands the population that can benefit from HGNS to now include patients with breast implants. Laryngoscope, 2651–2653, 2018.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2651-2653
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume128
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Ultrasound
  • breast implants
  • hypoglossal nerve stimulator
  • obstructive sleep apnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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