Archive for the ‘Sleep Clinic’ Category

Lingual tissues enlargement

May 3rd, 2018 by admin in Sleep Clinic Comments Off on Lingual tissues enlargement

Enlargement of the lingual tonsils or the lymphoid tissue on the base of the tongue is a cause of obstructive sleep apnoea in a significant number of cases. There has been some controversy of how to best assess this, either by way of an awake endoscopy or by CT scanning. Recent comparison between the two […]

The role of tonsillectomy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea

April 5th, 2018 by admin in Sleep Clinic Comments Off on The role of tonsillectomy in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea

Adenotonsillectomy has long been known to be an effective treatment in most children with obstructive sleep apnoea. Unlike children, the majority of adults do not have tonsillar hypertrophy as the main cause of their airway obstruction. Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty was one of the first surgical treatments introduced into the treatment of sleep apnoea. Since then, there has […]

Intracapsular tonsillectomy

February 15th, 2018 by admin in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Sleep Clinic, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Intracapsular tonsillectomy

New techniques of tonsillectomy are always emerging. In the last ten years, a technique called intracapsular tonsillectomy has become popular. This involves removing the tonsil from inside the capsule, but leaving the capsule intact. It was here the to thought, that if this technique were used, the chance of recurrent infections, because not all tonsil […]

Sleep Disorder Breathing in Children

October 12th, 2017 by admin in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Sleep Clinic Comments Off on Sleep Disorder Breathing in Children

Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children. Remember that obstructive sleep apnea is not a clinical diagnosis, but is made on a result of sleep study. Sleep study can differentiate between certain conditions, which appear to be the same, but are very different in terms of their […]

Cannot tolerate the CPAP mask?

May 1st, 2015 by admin in Sleep Clinic Comments Off on Cannot tolerate the CPAP mask?

I can’t tolerate my CPAP mask. Are there any alternatives? Cannot tolerate the CPAP mask? Havas ENT clinics has enormous expertise in the surgical management of snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnoea. The first thing we would do if you came to us was to assess your airway with a little telescope, having a look […]

SMILE Procedure for Snoring

March 17th, 2015 by admin in Paediatric Otolaryngology, Sleep Clinic Comments Off on SMILE Procedure for Snoring

Did you know that reducing a portion of the tongue could reduce snoring in children? If you check up on your child sleeping at night, and find them snoring and having difficulty breathing, do not fear. About 7.5% of children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Many children who suffer from snoring have enlarged tongues and […]

Snoring in children

January 29th, 2015 by admin in Sleep Clinic Comments Off on Snoring in children

What is obstructive sleep apnoea in children? Obstructive sleep apnoea in children refers to an altered pattern of breathing whereby children undergo long breath holding episodes. This is non-physiological and results in two things; their blood oxygen level drops and their carbon dioxide level rises as a result of which they have frequent waking episodes. […]

Botox for Snoring

December 15th, 2014 by admin in Havas ENT Clinics, Sleep Clinic Comments Off on Botox for Snoring

Are you suffering from Snoring? Recent research has shown that the use of botulinum toxin type a (botox) injected into two of the muscles at the back of the mouth, mainly the palatopharyngeus muscle and the cricopharyngeus muscle can have dramatic effects, in selected individuals, in reducing night time snoring. If you are interested, have […]