Journal of Rhinology 2012;19(2):101-106.
Published online November 30, 2012.
Clinical Safety of PMR(Palatal Muscle Resection) In Which Performed OSAS Patients
Soo Kweon Koo, Nam Sook Myung, Jang Won Choi, Yang Jae Kim, Soon Bok Kwon
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Busan Saint Mary's Medical Center, Busan, Korea.
2Department of Language and Information, College of Humanities, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.
수면무호흡증 환자에서 시행한 구개근 절제술의 임상적 안전성
구수권, 명남숙, 최장원, 김양재, 권순복
부산성모병원 이비인후과1, 부산대학교 인문대학 언어정보학과2
Background and Objectives
The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical safety of PMR(Palatal Muscle Resection) in obstructive sleep apnea patients.
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.
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.
PMR may be regarded clinically safe surgery in obstructive sleep apnea patient.
Key Words: Sleep apnea;Palate;Complications;Phonation;Surgery

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