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Surgical management of velopharyngeal insufficiency following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9091918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a surgical procedure that has a role in the management of obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring. A recognized complication of the procedure is postoperative velopharyngeal insufficiency. In this paper, three patients who have required corrective surgery for this problem are presented, and their management is discussed. The rehabilitation discussion was tailored to the clinical findings being either a pharyngeal flap in one case and a modified sphincter pharyngoplasty in the other two. The condition of all three patients was considerably improved, but two had mild residual velopharyngeal incompetence.
I T Jackson; D Kenedy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-09     Completed Date:  1997-04-09     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1151-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Palate, Soft / surgery*
Pharynx / surgery*
Postoperative Complications*
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / surgery
Surgical Flaps
Uvula / surgery*
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*

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