Combined RF Surgery of the Tongue Base and Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Introduction: The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of combined bipolar radiofrequency surgery of the tongue base (RFBT) and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in a single session for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to determine whether this combination is safe and well tolerated.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea not treated by CPAP
Inclusion Criteria: obstructive sleep apnea not treated by CPAP
Exclusion Criteria: a history of previous surgery for OSA and only one level of airway obstruction