Prediction and risk of dysphagia after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and uvulopalatoplasty.

@article{Jghagen2004PredictionAR,
  title={Prediction and risk of dysphagia after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and uvulopalatoplasty.},
  author={Eva Levring J{\"a}ghagen and Diana Berggren and {\AA}ke Dahlqvist and Annika Isberg},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2004},
  volume={124 10},
  pages={1197-203}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that preoperative asymptomatic pharyngeal swallowing dysfunction predisposes for the development of symptoms of dysphagia after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and uvulopalatoplasty (UPP). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 42 patients who snored were scheduled to undergo UPPP (n = 20) or UPP (n = 22). UPP was performed using either a CO2 laser or a conventional steel scalpel. Preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively all patients were examined… CONTINUE READING

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