Sleep Sci. 2022 Oct-Dec;15(4):429-435. doi: 10.5935/1984-0063.20220074.


OBJECTIVES: The following retrospective study was devised with the aim of evaluating the correlation between OSAS and various anatomical factors.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-seven patients over the age of 40 were analyzed, of which 19 were classified as OSAS cases and 18 as control cases. For each, 17 anatomical variables were identified and examined using Invivo Dental software on CBCT scans, WebCeph software on laterolateral teleradiographs, and Rhinoceros 6.0 software on dental casts.

RESULTS: A generalized linear model of all the anatomical factors identified only two statistically significant variables. Specifically, the total volume of the palate displayed a inverse correlation with OSAS, while the distance between the S point and the Go point (S-Go) exhibited a direct correlation with the disease.

CONCLUSION: The likelihood of an individual having OSAS appears to decrease as the volume of the palate increases but increase as the lingual measure S-Go increases.

PMID:36419816 | PMC:PMC9670767 | DOI:10.5935/1984-0063.20220074