Relocation pharyngoplasty is a modified UPPP
technique that includes tonsillectomy, removal of supratonsillar mucosa and adipose tissue, suturing of the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle to the anterior tonsil pillar, and suturing of the posterior pillar to the anterior pillar.
The morphological characteristics of the upper airway changed markedly before and after UPPP
. However, the volume measurements before (11.28 [cm.sup.3]) and after (11.78 [cm.sup.3]) UPPP
showed negligible change.
Each group-group I (modified UPPP
), group II (classical UPPP
) (Figure 3), and group III (n-CPAP)-comprised 8 patients.
Many patients who undergo conservative procedures like uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or UPPP
still have to use C.
A widely accepted procedure to treat snoring and sleep apnea is uvulopalato pharyngo plasty (UPPP
) (21) which has a success in less than half of all cases.
) is the most common surgery for OSA, and is used to enlarge the retropalatal airway.
The most common procedure is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP
), in which the tonsils and other tissue from the back of the throat and roof of the mouth are removed to prevent airway obstruction during sleep.
is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for OSA and includes removal of part of the soft palate and uvula and, in some cases, components of the lateral pharyngeal wall and tonsils.
), which is similar to LAUP but uses different surgical technique and typically is more extensive.
In a retrospective cohort study of 238,612 veterans treated with CPAP (mean age 57 years) and 3,977 treated with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP
) (mean age 51 years), the UPPP
patients had a 31% greater survival rate during up to 5 years of follow-up than did the CPAP patients after adjustment for confounding variables including comorbidity, age, race, and gender.
One showed UPPP
to be inferior to CPAP in reducing mortality in patients with sleep apnea, while the other two studies indicated UPPP
and CPAP were comparable.
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