Injection snoreplasty

Kenny P. Pang, David J. Terris

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Abstract

Sleep-disordered breathing is a spectrum of diseases that includes snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring is caused by vibration of the structures in the oral cavity and oropharynx-namely, the soft palate, uvula, tonsils, base of tongue, epiglottis and pharyngeal walls. Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses simple snorers (patients who snore without excessive daytime somnolence and with a normal apnea-hypopnea index, AHI), UARS (patients with excessive daytime somnolence but a normal AHI) and OSA (patients who snore and have both excessive daytime somnolence and an abnormal AHI). A multitude of techniques have been introduced to treat snoring. The basis of each method is to create scar tissue, to incite fi brosis and to stiff en the palate. This decreases the vibration of the palate and diminishes snoring, with the intention of reduced collapsibility and therefore fewer apneic episodes. Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) has been used as a sclerosing agent to stiff en the palate. It has a longstanding excellent safety record for the treatment of varicose veins, and it has very low cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages319-321
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540340195
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Snoring
Palate
Injections
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Vibration
Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate
Uvula
Epiglottis
Sclerosing Solutions
Soft Palate
Oropharynx
Airway Resistance
Palatine Tonsil
Varicose Veins
Apnea
Tongue
Cicatrix
Mouth
Safety

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Pang, K. P., & Terris, D. J. (2007). Injection snoreplasty. In Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques (pp. 319-321). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34020-1_34

Injection snoreplasty. / Pang, Kenny P.; Terris, David J.

Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007. p. 319-321.

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Pang, KP & Terris, DJ 2007, Injection snoreplasty. in Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 319-321. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34020-1_34
Pang KP, Terris DJ. Injection snoreplasty. In Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2007. p. 319-321 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34020-1_34
Pang, Kenny P. ; Terris, David J. / Injection snoreplasty. Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007. pp. 319-321
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