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Letter to the Editor: Streamlined Upper Airway Collapsibility Measurement for Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP): Perspectives

Dilating a narrow airway may be an effective treatment aspect of therapy as a surgical solution for the treatment of adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but may not be a primary surgical objective. The surgical aim must be to stabilize the upper airway in patients with OSA against dynamic collapse that threatens its patency.…
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November 18, 2020 0

Does Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Change the Airway Volume?

The risk of developing heart disorders and hypertension is enhanced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. Successful care of OSA patients is therefore, important. The goal of this study was to investigate changes in the morphology and volume after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) of the velopharyngeal and glossopharyngeal airway in three adult OSA patients who had bilateral…
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