Letter to the Editor: Streamlined Upper Airway Collapsibility Measurement for Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP): Perspectives

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Dilating a narrow airway may be an effective treatment aspect of therapy as a surgical solution for the treatment of adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but may not be a primary surgical objective. The surgical aim must be to stabilize the upper airway in patients with OSA against dynamic collapse that threatens its patency. For this reason, it would be useful to test pharyngeal collapsibility (critical pressure: Pcrit) for individual OSA patients in particular for streamlined Pcrit measurements before … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Streamlined Upper Airway Collapsibility Measurement for Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP): Perspectives”

Does Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Change the Airway Volume?

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The risk of developing heart disorders and hypertension is enhanced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. Successful care of OSA patients is therefore, important. The goal of this study was to investigate changes in the morphology and volume after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) of the velopharyngeal and glossopharyngeal airway in three adult OSA patients who had bilateral broad tonsils using three-dimensional computed tomography. Case Report: All three patients with a history of extreme snoring and prolonged daytime sleepiness (one male and two … Continue reading “Does Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Change the Airway Volume?”