T Metin Önerci*
Profesor and Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: T Metin Önerci, Profesor and Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey.
Received: October 25, 2021; Published: October 28, 2021
OSA is one of the most controversial diseases of otorhinolaryngology. The earliest records of snoring and sleep apnea date back more than 2,000 years. The earliest records of surgery for snoring was simply uvulectomy since it was easy to remove the uvula. The surgeons developed sophisticated instruments for this purpose and uvulectomy was a traditional surgery for hundres of years. In the 1950s, Schwartz proposed some procedures for snoring, the surgery was the resection of soft palate triangles just paramedian of the uvula. In the 1960s, amputation of the uvula became popular again, but it did not have much effect on apnea and only changed the pitch and the intensity of snoring [1,2]. In 1964 Ikematsu  described a more physiologic and conservative UPPP technic. Ikematsu’s technic was moidfied later by Fujita in 1981 , by a more aggressive technic. Later, multiple procedures for reconstruction of the soft palate, to maxillomandibular skeleton, and tongue base were introduced. However all these surgical approaches have not restored the main physiological dysfunctions (cognitive or cardiovascular) completely.
Citation: T Metin Önerci. “Does the Role Otorhinolaryngologist İncrease in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Snoring and OSA?".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.11 (2020): 25-30.
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