Soft palatal webbing flap palatopharyngoplasty for both soft palatal and oropharyngeal lateral wall collapse in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea: a new innovative technique without tonsillectomy

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The soft palate and the lateral pharyngeal walls have been known to contribute to the collapse of the upper airway in many patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To our knowledge, there are few surgeries that specifically reshape the soft palate and create enough tension in the lateral pharyngeal wall in the same operation. In this study… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11325-014-1067-9

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@article{Elbassiouny2014SoftPW, title={Soft palatal webbing flap palatopharyngoplasty for both soft palatal and oropharyngeal lateral wall collapse in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea: a new innovative technique without tonsillectomy}, author={Ahmed Mohamed Mohyee Eldin Elbassiouny}, journal={Sleep and Breathing}, year={2014}, volume={19}, pages={481-487} }