What are the possible complications of sleep endoscopy?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Philip E Zapanta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Complications associated with sleep endoscopy include the following:

  • Epistaxis from the flexible laryngoscope

  • Laryngospasm

  • Aspiration

  • Loss of the airway

  • Need for a surgical airway


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