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Table 3 Comparison of occlusion severity between MM and DISE according to the anatomic levels (DISE group, n = 48)

From: Can drug-induced sleep endoscopy improve the success rates of tongue base surgery?

Obstruction levelNasopharyngoscopic studyMean difference (95% CI)P-value
MMDISE
V1.58 ± 0.501.96 ± 0.20−0.38 (− 0.52, − 0.23)< 0.001***
O1.19 ± 0.531.44 ± 0.74− 0.25 (− 0.44, − 0.06)0.013*
T0.92 ± 0.541.54 ± 0.50− 0.63 (− 0.83, − 0.42)< 0.001***
E0.09 ± 0.350.28 ± 0.65− 0.19 (− 0.41, − 0.03)0.083
  1. Data are represented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. Abbreviations: MM Muller’s maneuver, DISE Drug-induced sleep endoscopy,CI Confidence interval), V Velum, O Oropharynx lateral wall, T Tongue base, E Epiglottis
  3. * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001; statistical analyses were performed using paired t-test