was performed in patients with a long uvula (11).
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as an epidemiological factor in neonatal tetanus mortality: Observation from a cluster survey.
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.
History of surgery in the nasopharyngeal airway either for adenotonsillectomy, uvulopalatoplasty, and uvulectomy
followed by difficulties in nasal breathing is highly suggestive.
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.
These may be in the form of tooth avulsion, alteration in the shape of the crown by filing and chipping, lacquering and staining of teeth, decorative crowns and inlays, tattooing, facial scarring and uvulectomy
. They are practiced in the primitive population in different parts of the world as a sign of tribal identification, sign of bravery, marriageable age in females, ceremonial sacrifice, ceremonial rebirth, to ensure life after death, for esthetics and fashion, differentiation of sexes etc.
All patients had three palatal pillar implants placed in the midline and, if their uvula measured greater than 1.5 cm, a partial uvulectomy
. In addition, all patients had radio frequency treatment of the tongue base.
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
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).
has been attempted, but its short-term results were poorer than those of other procedures.