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uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Definitions

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  • n. A surgical procedure used to remove tissue in the throat.

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  • n. surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)

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Examples

  • A procedure known as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) may help some patients improve or even elimina ...

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  • Burt H, Ryan CF, Fleetham JA (1994) Long-term survival of patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated by uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or nasal CPAP.

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