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n. pl. staph·y·lo·plas·ties
Plastic surgery of the uvula and the soft palate.

staph′y·lo·plas′tic adj.
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(Surgery) plastic surgery or surgical repair involving the soft palate or the uvula
[C19: from staphylo- + -plasty]
ˌstaphyloˈplastic adj
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Anterior palatoplasty for obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
One study (24) evaluated speech intelligibility after primary palatoplasty in 12-month-old children with cleft lip and palate and verified that surgical intervention demonstrated satisfactory results for speech.
We prospectively compared the efficacy of anterior palatoplasty and the uvulopalatal flap procedure for the treatment of patients with mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).
Gregory, "Comparison of fistula rates after palatoplasty for international and local surgeons on surgical missions in ecuador with rates at a craniofacial center in the United States," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
Nada et al., "Nasolabial appearance after two palatoplasty types in cleft lip and palate," Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, vol.
One case each of oro-nasal fistula development following palatoplasty was noticed in a child and an adult patient.
The tongue flap: placement and fixation for closure of post palatoplasty fistulae.