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A surgical procedure for treating severe obstructive sleep apnea, in which the airway at the back of the throat is widened by the removal of excess soft tissue including the uvula, tonsils, and part of the soft palate.

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Noun1.uvulopalatopharyngoplasty - 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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Hyoung Keun Park, MD, of Konkuk University, Seoul, and colleagues studied whether surgical intervention with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) reduced nocturia in patients with sleep apnea.
7% of the anaesthetists knew that OSAs is an indication for LAUP, despite the fact that it is a common office-based procedure; less than 50% knew that uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is an OSA-effective treatment (24).
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), tonsillectomy, mandibular osteotomy, tracheotomy, laser assisted uvulopalasty, reduction of glossectomy, internal and external nasal reconstruction, and the upper and lower jaws advancement are commonly known as surgical treatment options (4,5).
Thus it reduces the risk of postoperative complications and other morbidities that do present in traditional surgical procedures (such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or tonsillectomy).
Focus of excluded studies, according to the exclusion criteria, for each search strategy SEARCH SPECIFIC REASON FOR STRATEGY EXCLUSIONS A "Speech-Language Focus on aspects not Pathology" related with Speech-Language Pathology: Down syndrome B "Audiology" Focus on aspects not related with Speech-Language Pathology: Microcephaly; mucopolysaccharidosis; mitochondrial cytopathies Treatment: uvulopalatopharyngoplasty C "Language" Focus on aspects not related with Speech-Language Pathology: Parkinson disease; cleft lip and palate, Down syndrome; diabetes mellitus; pulmonary chronic disease; Alice in Wonderland syndrome; Cervical spine diseases; Cancer; metabolic syndrome.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a well established procedure and can be considered when treatment with CPAP has failed, whereas maxillar-mandibular surgery can be suggested to patients with a craniofacial malformation.
suggested that nasal surgery alone or combined with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty may only have limited effect on the management of severity of OSA or on improvement of sleep quality compared to CPAP treatment.
Most effective and common surgical procedure for OSA is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with tonsillectomy changes the fundamental frequency of voice: a prospective study.
Oropharyngeal Measure n Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea- Hypopnea Syndrome Before And After Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.