Snoring: surgical vs. nonsurgical management.

  title={Snoring: surgical vs. nonsurgical management.},
  author={Daniela Fairbanks},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={94 9},
Eighteen children were treated for snoring. Surgical removal of enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids resulted in prompt and total elimination of snoring in 17 of these patients. One child required nasal and sinus surgery to gain relief from snoring. Eighty-three adults were interviewed, examined, and treated for snoring. Correction of anatomical abnormalities in the nose, soft palate, uvula, and pharynx achieved elimination of snoring in 72% of surgically treated cases. By contrast, nonsurgical… CONTINUE READING
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