Tongue base suspension combined with UPPP in severe OSA patients.

@article{Omur2005TongueBS,
  title={Tongue base suspension combined with UPPP in severe OSA patients.},
  author={Mehmet Omur and Dilaver Ozturan and Feyzi Elez and Celal Unver and Sabri Derman},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 2},
  pages={218-23}
}
OBJECTIVE Tongue base surgery in the severe OSA patients may improve the success of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) as the collapse is multilevel. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term objective and subjective effectiveness of the minimally invasive tongue base suspension combined with UPPP in severe OSA patients. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective analysis of 22 OSA patients undergoing UPPP and the tongue base suspension for the treatment of severe OSA… CONTINUE READING