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J Korean Sleep Res Soc. 2004;1(2):32-36.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13078/jksrs.04015
폐쇄성 수면 무호흡 증후군에서 구개수구개인두성형술의 효과
공혜원, 김현아, 한진규, 윤창호
1인하대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
2고려대학교 안암병원 신경과
The Efficacy of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Hea-Won Kong, Hyun-Ah Kim, Jinkyu Han, Chang-Ho Yun
1Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea
2Department of Neurology, Korea University Anam Hospital*, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Chang-Ho Yun ,Tel: +82-32-890-3418, Fax: +82-32-890-3864, Email: ych333@inha.ac.kr
Received: November 16, 2004   Accepted: December 16, 2004   Published online: December 31, 2004
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Background : Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty(UPPP) is a widely used as a first-line therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS). However, UPPP is only effective in less than 50% of patients with OSAS. We analyzed the efficacy of UPPP in OSAS using subjective criteria. Methods : We included 19 consecutive patients with OSAS who underwent UPPP. Postoperative status was surveyed by telephone contact. Surgical failure was defined on the basis of subjective symptoms related with OSAS, such as snoring, observed apnea, unrefreshed sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Results : Surgical failure was observed in 14(73.68%) patients, even though postoperative BMI was significantly lower than preoperative BMI(p<0.05). Conclusions : UPPP was not effective for treating OSAS, at least in the respect of subjective symptoms.
Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS) | Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty(UPPP) | Surgical failure.
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