What are the contraindications to sleep endoscopy?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Philip E Zapanta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Absolute contraindications include patients who are pregnant or who have a known history of propofol allergy. Other contraindications are significant nasal obstruction that impedes passage of the flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope (FFL), an “unsafe” airway, a frank aspiration history, and allergies to propofol components such as egg lecithin or soybean oil.


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