We still cannot believe that we won the UPPP
competition 2015, but we are really excited.
Thus, some of the UPPP
patients may have received only partial treatment for sleep apnea.
septoplasty, turbinectomies, external nasal reconstruction, modified UPPP
, reduction glossectomy, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy) can be performed concurrently with the jaw surgery.
Hyoid suspension surgery was performed in the manner described by Hormann and Baisch, (14) and UPPP
was also performed.
We performed a retrospective review of patients who had undergone UPPP
with or without tonsillectomy or septoplasty.
Most underwent septoplasty with turbinate surgery and UPPP
Among patients with retropalatal narrowing or collapse (Fujita type I or IIa obstruction), the clinical response to UPPP
(as defined by a reduction in the apnea/hypopnea index [AHI] of [greater than or equal to] 50% and a post-treatment AHI of < 20 in patients whose AHI was >20 preoperatively) has been reported to be 52.
Adding this procedure to UPPP
provides maximal use of the hospital stay.
Sleep apnea patients who fail CPAP were treated primarily with nasal surgery and UPPP
is an invasive procedure that typically requires general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay, and it does not address obstructions at the base of tongue.
During a followup visit 1 month after surgery, an exophytic solitary lesion was noted on the margin of the soft palate on the left side of the UPPP
, an invasive procedure that typically requires general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay, does not address obstructions at the base of tongue.
1,2] Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the preferred treatment for OSA, UPPP
continues to be frequently requested by patients.
The second study, entitled "Pain Comparison Between LAUP, UPPP
and Radiofrequency of the Soft Palate," by Robert J.
Nasal reconstruction and UPPP
are designed to treat obstructions at the nasal and pharyngeal levels.