Tracheostomy can fatally exacerbate sleep-disordered breathing in multiple system atrophy

Kazutaka Jin, S. Okabe, K. Chida, N. Abe, T. Kimpara, A. Ohnuma, H. Nomura, Y. Itoyama, H. Onodera

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Abstract

Tracheostomy has been employed to release the airway obstruction at the glottic level and to prevent sudden death in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). However, sudden death is possible even after tracheostomy. Nocturnal polysomnography showed that the apnea-hypopnea index became higher after tracheostomy, and all tracheostomized patients had frequent central sleep apneas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1618-1621
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume68
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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