The Riddle of the Uvula

  title={The Riddle of the Uvula},
  author={Y. Finkelstein and A. Meshorer and Y. Talmi and Y. Zohar and J. Brenner and R. Gal},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={444 - 450}
  • Y. Finkelstein, A. Meshorer, +3 authors R. Gal
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • Since ancient times, the uvula has been a subject of interesting and contradictory observations. On the one hand, it was regarded as having a functional role in speech and in immunology, but on the other hand it was regarded as a potentially hazardous organ, possibly responsible for sudden infant death syndrome. None of these hypotheses, however, has been proved. In a previous study on patients undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, we suggested that the most important function of the uvula is… CONTINUE READING
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