Injection Snoreplasty- A Simple Treatment for Habitual Snoring

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Injection Snoreplasty- A Simple Treatment for Habitual Snoring

July 9, 2021 Medicine and Medical 0

The goal of this study is to see if injection snoreplasty can be used as a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment for primary snoring. We evaluate the treatment’s efficacy in our patients. Simple snoring can be caused by a deviated nasal septum, a mass in the nasopharynx or nasal cavities, excessive palatal flutter, or a bulky base of the tongue. The study was a non-randomised prospective study on 54 patients with primary snoring. Study Location and Duration: Between January 2004 and December 2010, researchers at PGIMER’s department of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery in Chandigarh, India, conducted a seven-year study. Methodology: Patients were interviewed about their symptoms, and all were subjected to a thorough clinical and radiological examination. All potential causes of snoring were eliminated. All patients received 1-3 percent sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STS) injections in 1-3 sittings. Patients were evaluated after one, three, and six months, and their progress was noted. Our study included 47 males and 7 females with an average age of 47.6 years. The average length of snoring was 76.1 months. The patients’ average BMI was 28.11. Except for four patients, all were given a 1% STS injection; the others received a 3% injection. 11 patients were reinjected after one month, and four received a second re-injection after three months. Symptoms improved by 57.24 percent on average. The only side effect was mild pain in the majority of patients. There was no link found between BMI and percentage of improvement. Conclusion: Snoreplasty by injection is a safe and cost-effective treatment for primary snoring.

Author (S) Details

Bakshi Jaimanti
Department of Otolaryngology and HNS PGIMER, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

Gupta K. Ashok
Department of Otolaryngology and HNS PGIMER, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

Dash K. Anil

Department of Otolaryngology and HNS PGIMER, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

Khandelwal Gaurav
Department of Otolaryngology and HNS PGIMER, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

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