palatopharyngoplasty


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Noun1.palatopharyngoplasty - surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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In the setting of submucous cleft with associated VPI, numerous procedures have been employed for surgical correction, including pharyngeal flaps, V-Y pushback palatoplasty, minimal incision palatopharyngoplasty, and Furlow Z-palatoplasty.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty--referred to variously as palatopharyngoplasty, uvuloveloplasty, and uvulopalatoplasty--is an operation that was introduced to Western physicians some 2 decades ago.