RADIOFREQUENCY UVULOPALATOPHARINGOPLASTY FOR THE TREATMENT OF SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Keywords:Snoring, OSA, ovulopalatopharingoplasty
Snoring and OSA are different Manifestations of the same pathophysiological disorder. Snoring Per se is not dangerous to overall health, but can become a social problem for the snorer as well as for the sleeping partner. Since the first description of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty by Ikematsu in 1964 numerous variations of surgical procedures of the soft palate for the treatment of primary snoring and OSA have been published.
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