Modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: The extended uvulopalatal flap.

  title={Modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: The extended uvulopalatal flap.},
  author={Hsueh-Yu Li and Kasey K. Li and Ning-Hung Chen and Pa-Chun Wang},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={24 5},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the surgical outcomes of a modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-extended uvulopalatal flap in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-three consecutive patients with obstructive sleep apnea underwent extended uvulopalatal flap that consisted of bilateral tonsillectomy, dissection and removal of submucosal adipose tissue of the soft palate and supratonsillar area; imbrication; and reposition of the denuded uvulopalatal flap. Variables of… CONTINUE READING


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