Results of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in snoring.

  title={Results of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in snoring.},
  author={Aksel M\oller Gr\ontved and Karsten J\orgensen and Steen V Petersen},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum},
Twenty-one patients (4 females and 17 males) with very annoying snoring were subjected to UPPP with CO2-laser technique. All patients were overweight (bodymass index average 30.3 kg/m2). In 71%, narrowing were found at the naso/oropharyngeal border. All had either abnormal uvula or soft palate. In 17 patients, snoring was reduced to a degree no longer socially annoying. Three were annoying to some extent. In only one patient, snoring was completely unchanged. UPPP is not very difficult to… CONTINUE READING
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