Mycosis fungoides as a cause of severe obstructive sleep apnea

Marco Luigetti, Alessandro Cianfoni, Emanuele Scarano, Luca Laurenti, Idanna Innocenti, Elisa Testani, Serena Dittoni, Giacomo Della Marca

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We report the case of a 38-year-old woman, affected by a cutaneous form of mycosis fungoides (MF) who presented with a history of loud snoring associated with sleep apnea. A polysomnographic study confirmed the presence of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Cranial and neck MRI revealed a neoplastic infiltration of the tongue base and the posterior pharynx wall. Upper airway neoplastic infiltration is rarely reported as a cause of OSAS and extra-cutaneous localizations of MF are uncommon. This is the first case in the literature of a patient with nocturnal polysomnogram documented OSAS caused by a mucosal involvement of MF.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1753-1755
Numero di pagine3
RivistaInternal Medicine
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
  • Snoring


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