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Keywords:

  • Lingual tonsillectomy;
  • obstructive sleep apnea;
  • laryngeal shaver;
  • microdebrider;
  • children

Abstract

We report on a case of lingual tonsillar hyperplasia contributing to refractory obstructive sleep apnea in a 5-year-old patient. We describe a novel technique utilizing suspension laryngoscopy and a laryngeal angled shaver to remove obstructive lingual tonsillar tissue. We review the available techniques for lingual tonsillectomy and propose theoretical advantages to the novel approach.