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Preliminary study on palatal advancement nasopharyngealenlargement pharyngoplasty DONG Pin

DONG Pin   

  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Affiliated Shanghai First People′s Hospital ofShanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200080, China
  • Received:2006-07-15 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-08-24 Published:2006-08-24
  • Contact: DONG Pin

Abstract: To improve the curative effect of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), we designed and created a new surgery method to enlarge the size of nasopharynx. Methods: Seven male patients with moderate OSAHS since January 2006 were involved in this study. Hard palate was shortened by resecting a portion of posterior hard palate and both hard and soft palate were advanced anteriorly with the surgery of uvulopalatoplasty. Results: All patients retrieved good sleep and energy and the snore disappeared after operation. Conclusion: The results of the study suggested that palatal advancement nasopharyngeal enlargement pharyngoplasty is a more effective treatment with a lower complication rate than standard surgical therapy (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Key words: Hard palate short, Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome, Uvulopalatoplasty(UPP), Soft and hard palate advancement

[1] WU Hao,DING Xiao-jun,ZHOU Wei-rong,LU Jun,YOU Yi-wen,NIU Guan-yi,CHENG Ya-quan . Hard palate shortening combined with uvulopalatopharyngolasty in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome [J]. JOURNAL OF SHANDONG UNIVERSITY (OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY), 2007, 21(4): 297-299 .
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