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Synonyms for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway

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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.
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.
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 (UPPP).
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.