J Rhinol.  2012 Nov;19(2):101-106.

Clinical Safety of PMR(Palatal Muscle Resection) In Which Performed OSAS Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Busan Saint Mary's Medical Center, Busan, Korea. koosookweon@naver.com
  • 2Department of Language and Information, College of Humanities, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical safety of PMR(Palatal Muscle Resection) in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Fourteen Patients underwent only PMR were reviewed retrospectively. ESS(Epworth Sleepiness Scale) was analyzed after PMR surgery to assess surgical results. Visual Analogue Scale were reviewed to evaluate postoperative pain. Eustachian tube function test, voice analysis, and measurement of forced expiration power were done after two months of surgery.
RESULTS
ESS were improved after PMR. There were little postoperative pain. There was no significant change is observed vowel sounds except /u/ nor postoperative nasalization in voice, Eustachian tube dysfunction and change of expiration power.
CONCLUSION
PMR may be regarded clinically safe surgery in obstructive sleep apnea patient.

Keyword

Sleep apnea; Palate; Complications; Phonation; Surgery
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