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Journal of Rhinology
Lateral pharyngoplasty is a surgical option for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Here, we present a case involving a 40-year-old healthy man who underwent surgery, including lateral pharyngoplasty and robotic tongue base resection, for OSA. There were no intraoperative or immediate postoperative complications. However, on postoperative day 3, the patient presented with swelling in the temporal and buccal areas and was diagnosed with subcutaneous emphysema, later confirmed by computeddoi:10.18787/jr.2018.25.2.99 fatcat:mekbnedyjvgtjbmakierhxmvji