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J Otolaryngol. 2007 Apr;36(2):111-2.

Triangular uvulopalatal flap.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. muratenoz@yahoo.com

Abstract

The aim of this technique is shortening and tightening the soft palate to increase the retropalatal upper airway patency. Postoperative scarring may also stabilize the soft palate and thus prevent vibration and snoring sound generation at this site.

PMID:
17459282
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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