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UPPP or LAUP: Is This All Surgeons Should Talk About?

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Snoring is a nuisance at least! The inspiratory vibrations of pharyngeal soft tissue may exceed 85 dB. For thousands of years snoring has led to social and marital disharmony in many cases. The treatment of the symptom snoring has been of interest for the medical profession for the same time. Today, we know that snoring is the most common presenting symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The wider recognition of OSA and its impact on the development of systemic and pulmonary hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure and daytime sleepiness has occurred in the last decade. The treatment of OSA has become a medical issue apart from its social aspects.

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Maurer, J.T., Hirth, K. & Hörmann, K. UPPP or LAUP: Is This All Surgeons Should Talk About?. Sleep Breath 3, 57–60 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-999-0057-9

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