For moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, UPPP is useful in selected cases.
UPPP combines tonsillectomy with removal of uvula (dumb-bell) and a rim of soft palate.
UPPP is the reduction/resection of soft palate and uvula; plus resection of tonsils.
Who needs the operation?
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), snoring
Why having the operation?
Surgical Risk and possible complications: