Comparison between short-term and long-term post-operative evaluation of sleep apnoea after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
Tongue-base suspension in conjunction with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea; long-term follow-up results.
Advantages of Oral appliances : The advantages of oral appliances over other sleep apnea treatment options include relatively low cost, good success rates (efficacy comparble to uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
but less efficacious than CPAP), good compliances a more benign adverse-effect profile, rapid effect and easy termination without sequalae.
A tonsillectomy and radiofrequency over the tongue base were scheduled for a 26-year-old male with a body mass index of 34, who was admitted for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
(UPPP) is the most common surgery for OSA, and is used to enlarge the retropalatal airway.
The most common procedure is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
(UPPP), in which the tonsils and other tissue from the back of the throat and roof of the mouth are removed to prevent airway obstruction during sleep.
In 1981, two new treatments exploded on the scene; one surgical, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
and the other mechanical, continuous positive airway pressure delivered through the nares (CPAP).
One such procedure, a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
(where do they get these names?
Station's ENTceps is specifically designed for procedures where fine precision, soft tissue sealing and dividing is required, such as tonsillectomy, parotidectomy, thyroidectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
One type of OSA surgery is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
, in which tissues are removed from the back of the mouth and top of the throat, usually including your adenoids and tonsils.
Surgical Therapeutic Options by Site of Anatomical Obstruction Site Surgical intervention Nose Septoplasty, rhinoplasty, turbinate reduction Nasopharynx Adenoidectomy Pharynx Tonsillectomy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
(UPPP) uvulopalatoplasty Base of tongue Lingual tonsillectomy, tongue base resection or reduction, tongue base suspension, genioglossal advancement, maxillomandibular advancement Airway bypass Tracheotomy
Surgery primarily uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
, plays only a "very limited" role in the management of apnea, the internist stressed.
Or, snoring/apnea may respond best to surgery on the throat and palate to tighten up flabby tissues and expand the air passages, an operation called UvuloPalatoPharyngoPlasty
Only 50 percent of patients with sleep apnea undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
benefit from this procedure.
Strunk uses MiFusion ENTceps exclusively for tonsillectomies and also uses the device to perform uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
(UPPP) combined with tonsillectomy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea who aren't helped enough with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or need additional surgery to make CPAP work better.