The role of lateral pharyngoplasty in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

  title={The role of lateral pharyngoplasty in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome},
  author={Jessie Chao-Yun Chi and Rayleigh Ping-Ying Chiang and Tse-Yu Chou and C H Shu and An-Suey Shiao and Chia-Mo Lin},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
Recent studies have shown that lateral pharyngoplasty is an effective procedure to correct obstructive sleep apnea. The objective of the paper was to evaluate factors contributing to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and identify the different severity categories of obstructive sleep apnea that could benefit from lateral pharyngoplasty. We included 60 patients undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with or without lateral pharyngoplasty from December 1, 2008 to May 31, 2012. Six who did not… CONTINUE READING
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