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Effectiveness of modified cautery-assisted palatal stiffening operation in controlling snoring

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Abstract

Objective

The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of modified cautery-assisted palatal stiffening operation (CAPSO) to treat snoring.

Patients and methods

Fifty patients with simple snoring underwent the modified CAPSO; patients underwent polysomnography, preoperatively and at 3 months postoperatively.

Results

All patients had improvement in their snoring, and the patients and their sleep partners were satisfied with the result at 3 months postoperatively.

Conclusion

The modified CAPSO technique has shown promising and encouraging results in a small cohort of patients with simple snoring.

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Correspondence to Ahmed Nassar MD.

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Naseer, U.A., Khalifa, B. & Nassar, A. Effectiveness of modified cautery-assisted palatal stiffening operation in controlling snoring. Egypt J Otolaryngol 30, 147–150 (2014). https://doi.org/10.4103/1012-5574.133219

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Keywords

  • apnea
  • cautery-assisted palatal stiffening operation
  • snoring