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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 118-125
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2009.118.125
 
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Posterior Pillar Flap Palatoplasty: A New Surgical Technique for Treatment of Snoring: Initial Experience

Ahmed Mohamed Mohee Elden Al Bassiouny

Abstract:
In this study, a new surgical technique was designed, with preservation of the palatal dynamics, aiming to nearly abolish the postoperative pain and eliminate snoring recurrence. Patients were selected from Dar Al Shifa Hospital, Kuwait, complaining of snoring and fitting certain preoperative criteria. Thirty two patients were treated with this technique between April 2006 and March 2008, with minimum follow up period of six months. Snoring cured in 22 patients (69%), improved in 7 patients (22%) and failure in 3 (9%) cases. No recurrence of snoring was observed during the 6 months of follow up period. Postoperative pain reduced in both duration and severity. This new surgical technique may be an effective method in reducing postoperative pain and elimination of the possibility of palatal fibrosis and retraction, both medial and posterior and so reducing the incidence of postoperative recurrence of snoring owing to absence of raw surface at the free edge of the soft palate.
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How to cite this article:

Ahmed Mohamed Mohee Elden Al Bassiouny , 2009. Posterior Pillar Flap Palatoplasty: A New Surgical Technique for Treatment of Snoring: Initial Experience. Journal of Medical Sciences, 9: 118-125.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2009.118.125

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2009.118.125

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