Transpalatal Advancement Pharyngoplasty

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Author: Yifan Liu
Specialties: Otolaryngology, Sleep Apnea
Schools: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
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The retropalatal airway is a common site of collapse in obstructive sleep apnea. Transpalatal advancement pharyngoplasty aims to address this site of upper airway collapse by advancing the soft palate anteriorly, increasing the cross-sectional area of the airway and decreasing pharyngeal collapsibility.

Surgeon: Raj C. Dedhia1, MD, MSCR

Video Production: Yifan Liu1,2, MD, Jason Yu1, MD

1 Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck, Affiliated Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University

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