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Thread #59418 Message #3292564
Posted By: Rapparee
18-Jan-12 - 10:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider. This sometimes can allow air to move through the throat more easily when you breathe, reducing the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The tissues that are removed may include:
The soft fingerlike tissue that hangs down from the back of the roof of the mouth into the throat (uvula).
Part of the roof of the mouth (soft palate).
Excess throat tissue, tonsils, and adenoids.