Somnofluoroscopy: its role in the selection of candidates for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.

  title={Somnofluoroscopy: its role in the selection of candidates for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.},
  author={George Katsantonis and James K Walsh},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={94 1},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of somnofluoroscopy in the selection of candidates for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). Somnofluoroscopy is a lateral fluoroscopic examination of the upper airway with synchronous polysomnography that provides information about the dynamic function of the airway and the level of stenosis or occlusion during sleep. Somnofluoroscopies were performed preoperatively in 26 consecutive patients undergoing UPPP. Preoperative and postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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