uvulopalatopharyngoplasty


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palatopharyngoplasty

 [pal″ah-to-fah-ring´go-plas″te]
a trimming back of excess palatal and pharyngeal tissue, done in order to widen the airway and relieve obstructive sleep apnea or severe snoring.

pal·a·to·pha·ryn·go·plas·ty

(pal'ă-tō-fa-rin'gō-plas'tē),
Surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue in selected cases of snoring, with or without sleep apnea.
[palato- + pharynx, + plastos, formed]

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

/uvu·lo·pal·a·to·phar·yn·go·plas·ty/ (UPPP) (u″vu-lo-pal″ah-to-fah-ring´go-plas″te) an operation performed on the soft tissues of the soft palate and pharyngeal area in the treatment of sleep apnea.

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

(yo͞o′vyə-lō-păl′ə-tō-fə-rĭng′gə-plăs′tē)
n.
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.

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

UPPP ENT A surgical procedure for treating obstructive sleep apnea that consists of resection of the uvula, the distal margin of the soft palate, palatine tonsils and any excessive lateral pharyngeal tissue; UPPP is successful in23 of selected cases with obstructive sleep apnea in which there is focal airway collapse, which may cause the Pts to snore. See Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty, Snore.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

An operation to remove excess tissue at the back of the throat to prevent it from closing off the airway during sleep.
Mentioned in: Sleep Apnea

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (yōōˈ·v·lō·paˈ·l·tō·f·rinˈ·jō·plasˑ·tē),

n surgical removal of excess palatal and pharyngeal tissues to remedy severe obstructive sleep apnea believed to be caused by obstructions in the nose or pharynx.
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This is a recently developed operation called the UvuloPalatoPharyngoPlasty (UPPP).
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Acoustic pharyngometry (EccovisionTM Acoustic Pharyngometer); SNAPTM Testing System; CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea; Noninvasive Positive Pressure/Bi- PAP; Oral Appliances for Snoring; Palatal implants/Pillar Procedure for OSA; Osteotomy (maxillary, mandibular) for sleep apnea; Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and palatopharyngoplasty (PPP); Laser Assisted Uvulopharyngoplasty (LAUP); Sleep apnea; Weight reduction surgery for OSA; Referral indications for sleep lab evaluation;
OF SURGERIES TRACHEOSTOMY 41 HEMI-THYROIDECTOMY 49 HARD PALATE GROWTH BIOPSIES 38 TONGUE GROWTH BIOPSY 37 SEBACEOUS CYST EXCISION 7 SISTRUNK OPERATION 7 SUBMANDIBULAR GLAND EXCISION 6 SUPERFICIAL PAROTIDECTOMY 4 UVULOPALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY 3 Table 4: DISTRIBUTION OF THROAT SURGERIES TYPE OF SURGERY NUMBER OF SURGERIES TONSILLECTOMY 135 DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY AND BIOPSY 65 ADENOTONSILLECOTMY 20 MICROLARYNGEAL SURGERIES 16 FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL OF AERO-DIGESTIVE TRACT 12 ADENOTONSILLECTOMY WITH GROMMET INSERTION 7 AGE DISTRIBUTION 0-10 92 11-20 360 21-30 342 31-40 248 41-50 151 51-60 112 61-70 88 71-80 7 Note: Table made from bar graph.
The procedures assessed in the studies included uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP); laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty; radiofrequency ablation; and various combinations of pharyngoplasty, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, genioglossal advancement septoplasty, ablation of the nasal turbinates, and other nasal surgeries.
The most common surgical procedure for OSA is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), initially described by Fujita & collegues (10-12), is used to correct obstruction at the oropharyngeal level by modification of the uvula, removal of redundant pharyngeal and palatal tissue, and primary closure of the posterior and anterior pillars to enlarge the retropalatal airway.
Nearly all patients had adenotonsillectomy (25/26), one patient had tonsillectomy alone and one patient had a modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in addition to adenotonsillectomy (an older patient with an elongated uvula).
For example, one prospective randomized trial compared dental appliances with uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in 95 men with sleep apnea.
Results were better than or comparable to the results reported in studies of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) (a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue at the back of the throat) and were achieved in a low-cost, single-procedure, outpatient office setting, with significantly less pain and morbidity than that experienced with UPPP procedures;
Effects of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with Harmonic Scalpel on speech and voice.
The surgical procedure was an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in 51% of patients, and minimally invasive single-stage multilevel surgery in 49% of patients, according to Dr.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is an underused and understudied treatment for sleep apnea that may reduce mortality more effectively than continuous positive airway pressure, Dr.