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conditions causing an encroachment of the pharynx

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Factors which predispose to sleep apnoea by encroachment of the pharynx include:

  • acromegaly
  • small jaw and retrognagthia
  • enlarged tonsils
  • obesity - fat flattens the pharynx and muscle tone is reduced by fat infiltration

Last reviewed 01/2018

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