Co2 laser for ent performance (tonsilectomy, tonsilotomy, laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty
, nasal surgery, laryngeal surgery and ear surgery), including the subsequent btk after the warranty period for the life of the device (10 years).
Other common adjunctive procedures to correct OSA are the septoplasty, sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty
(LAUP), radiofrequency volumetric tissue reduction and sliding genioplasty.
Rodenstein, "Postoperative pain and side effects after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty
, and radiofrequency tissue volume reduction in primary snoring," The Laryngoscope, vol.
Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnoea, perioperative outcome, uvulopalatoplasty
, continuous positive airway pressure
In order to improve the problem of long soft palate, which is among the most common causes of snoring, several methods have been used including uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) , laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty
(LAUP) , radiofrequency (RF) tissue ablation , and the placement of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) palatal implants .
History of surgery in the nasopharyngeal airway either for adenotonsillectomy, uvulopalatoplasty
, and uvulectomy followed by difficulties in nasal breathing is highly suggestive.
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.
(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).