The 'Gold Standard' treatment for sleep disordered breathing is CPAP. This is not always achievable in all patients and in those who are intolerant of it or in patients in whom it does not work we do sometimes need to resort to surgery. This article has been commissioned by ENT & Audiology News and outlines some of the surgical treatment options available.
It has been a busy couple of months for me on the research side. I have published two papers recently. One was a case report on brain tissue in the wrong place found incidentally in the nasal sinuses.
The other was part of a collaborative paper led by Carl Philpott at the University of East Anglia looking at the burden of surgery in chronic rhinosinusitis