Tongue-base suspension in conjunction with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea: long-term follow-up results.


OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the usefulness of tongue-base suspension (TBS) in addition to uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). STUDY DESIGN Long-term prospective case series. SETTING University tertiary care medical center. METHODS Fifty-five consecutive patients with severe OSAS (apnea… (More)


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