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Pharyngoplasty (Uvulo-palatoplasty)


Hypertrophy of the tonsils and enlargement or loosening of the uvula an other soft tissues in the pharynx, may induce or worsen snoring or sleep apnoea.

Pharyngoplasty, which is usualy called uvulo-palatoplasty, is an operation, which includes removal of the tonsils, and shortening of the (usually long) uvula. Specially designed incisions at the sides of the uvula reduce the volume of the soft palate.

The operation is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts about one hour. The patient is discharged home on the next day, on oral medication and special soft diet, similar to that of tonsilectomy.

Pharyngoplasty


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