uvulectomy

uvulectomy

 [u″vu-lek´tah-me]
excision of the uvula.

u·vu·lec·to·my

(yū'vyū-lek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of the uvula.
Synonym(s): staphylectomy
[uvula + G. ektomē, excision]

uvulectomy

/uvu·lec·to·my/ (u″vu-lek´tah-me) excision of the uvula.

uvulectomy

(yo͞o′vyə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Excision of the uvula.

uvulectomy

[yo̅o̅′vyəlek′təmē]
Etymology: L, uva, grape; Gk, ektomē, excision
the surgical removal of the uvula.

u·vu·lec·to·my

(ū'vyū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of the uvula.
Synonym(s): staphylectomy.
[uvula + G. ektomē, excision]

u·vu·lec·to·my

(yū'vyū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of the uvula.
[uvula + G. ektomē, excision]

uvulectomy

excision of the uvula.
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They included fine-needle aspiration, incision and drainage of abscesses and cysts, removal of cysts, wick placement, laceration repair, treatment of soft-tissue injuries, biopsies and repair, excisional and brush biopsies, release of lingual frenulum, treatment of mucoceles, endoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy, drug therapy, uvulectomy, treatment of dysphagia and reflux, foreign body removal, myringoplasty, micro-otoscopy and photo documentation, mastoid cleansing, postoperative care, intertympanic steroid injection, Epley maneuver, polypectomy, epistaxis control, repair of deviated nasal septum, coblation under local anesthesia, closed reduction of nasal fractures, and many more.
In the study conducted over the period of three years, the team assessed the efficacy and morbidity of combined radiofrequency of the soft palate and partial uvulectomy in 60 patients.
Depending on the size of the lesion, it can be removed either by local excision with a sharp or Bovie's dissection or by a uvulectomy or partial excision of the soft palate.
The patient's tonsillar base could not be visualized because of his micrognathia and displaced tongue, so a uvulectomy was performed.
For the treatment of snoring, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) was the preferred procedure, followed in descending order by uvulectomy, laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP), cautery-assisted palatal stiffening, and somnoplasty (table 1).
Uvulectomy has been attempted, but its short-term results were poorer than those of other procedures.