What equipment is needed to perform sleep endoscopy?

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Philip E Zapanta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Equipment used in the procedure includes the following:

  • Flexible laryngoscope with defogging solution of choice

  • Monitors for pulse oximetry, routine vital signs

  • Oxygen and mask and/or nasal cannula; Ambu bag

  • Flexible suction and Yankauer suction

  • Tracheotomy tray

  • Audiovisual (AV) tower - An AV system with recording capability is a great way to review cases and to improve one’s decision algorithm and technique; the recordings also make great teaching tools for staff, patients, residents, and students

  • A microphone is optional to record airway sounds and snoring

  • Adjustable operating table


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