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Side effects after surgical treatment of snoring.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10729796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a questionnaire study detailed side effects after snoring surgery were examined in 415 individuals 2-8 years after surgery. Three years later a new questionnaire was answered by those with side effects affecting taste, smell and voice (n = 74). At the first follow-up 255 had side effects of globus, regurgitation, taste, smell and voice. The globus was the most common (40%). In all spheres except the globus, a significant improvement was seen 3 years later. However, pharyngeal dryness and phlegm had a reported frequency of nearly 60%. No significant differences were seen between the uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and laser uvulopalatoplasty methods. Taste disturbances might be due to surgical damage to the nerves or oral dryness. The olfactory impairment present in 7 patients still needs to be explained.
Authors:
B Hagert; K Wikblad; L Odkvist; L K Wahren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0301-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec.     Publication Date:    2000 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-25     Completed Date:  2000-05-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334721     Medline TA:  ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine and Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Britt.Hagert@hul.liu.se
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Laser Therapy
Male
Middle Aged
Olfaction Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology
Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*
Quality of Life
Questionnaires
Snoring / surgery*
Taste Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology
Uvula / surgery
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency / surgery

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