palatoplasty

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palatoplasty

 [pal´ah-to-plas″te]
plastic reconstruction of the palate, such as to repair a cleft palate. See also staphyloplasty and palatorrhaphy.

pal·a·to·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-plas'tē),
Surgery of the palate to restore form and function.
[palato- + G. plassō, to form]

palatoplasty

/pal·a·to·plas·ty/ (pal´ah-to-plas″te) plastic reconstruction of the palate.

palatoplasty

(păl′ə-tə-plăs′tē)
n.
Surgery of the palate to restore form and function.

palatoplasty

[pal′ətōplas′tē]
plastic surgery of the palate.

palatoplasty

ENT Surgery performed on the hard and/or soft palate to correct a structural or functional defect, usually, a cleft palate, see there.

pal·a·to·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-plas-tē)
Surgery of the palate to restore form and function.
Synonym(s): staphyloplasty, uranoplasty.
[palato- + G. plassō, to form]

pal·a·to·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-plas-tē)
Surgery of palate to restore form and function.
[palato- + G. plassō, to form]

palatoplasty

plastic reconstruction of the palate.
References in periodicals archive ?
Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP), or removing portions of the uvula and soft palate to stop throat structures from vibrating and causing snoring.
27) On the other hand, Mora et al reported an improvement in acoustic parameters, nasalance scores, and V-RQOL after uvulopalatoplasty performed with the harmonic scalpel.
At the Fitzwilliam clinic Professor Kamami uses a number of techniques including Laser Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty, which reduces noisy vibration , Bipolar Radiofrequency Thermo-therapy to tighten the soft palate, and a laser treatment that unblocks the patient's nose.
Kamami, a French surgeon, first described laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) in the 1980s to reduce the uvula and distal portion of the soft palate without total excision of the muscle uvulus (21).
Surgical management options include glossopexy, lip-tongue adhesion, hyoid suspension, uvulopalatoplasty, tracheostomy and more recently, mandibular distraction osteogenesis (1).
Nurse Kate Hill has helped carry out the Laser Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) on numerous occasions as it is carried out in a chair, similar to that used in a dental clinic.
Nurse Kate Hill has helped carry out the Laser Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty on numerous occasions as it is carried out in a chair, similar to that used in a dental clinic.
He will receive laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty to reshape the tissue at the back of the throat that causes snoring, while under general anaesthetic.
39) Available procedures include removal of enlarged tonsils (effective primarily in the pediatric OSA population), resection of the uvula and soft palate to enlarge the oropharynx (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty [UPPP], laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty [LAUP]), and structural modifications to increase nasal patency.
Mr Mochloulis performs a revolutionary procedure called laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty, costing about pounds 2,000.
Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP), or removal of portions of the uvula and soft palate