Articles tagged with "anatomy-based staging system"

Single-Staged Modified UPPP with Nasal Surgery Safe for OSAS Patients

Can an anatomy-based staging system effectively predict the efficacy of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) performed along with nasal surgery? Background: While the overall efficacy of UPPP is estimated at 40 percent, Friedman and colleagues published a series of 134 patients who were staged based upon oral cavity exam and body mass index (BMI) (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;127:13-21). […]