Massive Scrotal Edema: An Unusual Manifestation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome

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Dreifuss, Stephanie E.; Manders, Ernest K.; (2013)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Medicine,volume 2,013 (issn: 1687-9627, eissn: 1687-9635)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2013/685716, pmc: PMC3600137
  • Subject: R | Case Report | Medicine | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: respiratory tract diseases | urologic and male genital diseases | urogenital system

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may occur in association with obesity-hypoventilation (Pickwickian) syndrome, a disorder of ventilatory control affecting individuals with morbid obesity. Through the pressor effects of chronic hypercapnia and hypoxemia, this syndrome may r... View more
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