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수면 다원검사상 정상인 단순 코골기 환자에서 레이저 수술의 임상적 효과

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 The Clinical Effects of Laser Surgery in Simple Snorers on Polysomnography 
 김경수  ;  이정권  ;  김성식  ;  박국진  ;  한재욱  ;  김원석 
 Korean Journal of Otolaryngology (대한이비인후과학회지), Vol.41(3) : 323-327, 1998 
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 Korean Journal of Otolaryngology (대한이비인후과학회지) 
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Objectives:We aimed to evaluate the clinical effects of the recently developed laser surgery in patients who were diagnosed by polysomnography as simple snorers. Materials and Methods:We operated on 35 patients with apena index of below 5, using CO 2 laser, from June, 1993 through May, 1994 at Yongdong Severance Hospital. For these patients, we carried out before and after assessments of three different kind:first, a follow-up assessment of subjective symptoms, such as snoring, daytime somnolence, nocturnal arousal, and headache;second, a psychodynamic analysis done by a psychiatrist on insomnia and depression;and third, an assessment of subjective atisfaction for 24 weeks following the surgery. Results:Snoring improved in 74.2% of the patients, and daytime somnolence improved in 80.0% of the patients. Nocturnal arousal showed improvement in all the subjects whereas headache showed improvement in 66. 7% of the patients. In the psychodynamic analysis, insomnia as observed in 22.9% of the subjects, showing significant improvemnt. However, depression didn’t improve significantly. Subjecive satisfaction of the surgery was noted to be the greatest at the fouth week of the operation but it gradually decreased thereafter. The most common postoperative complication was foreign body sensation (31.4%), which disappeared spontaneously within 3 to 6-months of the operation. Conclusion:Laser snoring surgery in simple snorers is found to be an effective method to lessen snoring. However, patients should be informed beforehand that this method of surgery may not fully meet their expectations.
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Kim, Kyung Su(김경수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1460-0640
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