This book offers a detailed description of the main barbed pharyngoplasty techniques for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. These innovative techniques have spread in recent years and are considered as a validated alternative to the classic respective techniques.
The book covers the barbed pharyngoplasty selection criteria, the surgical technique, and discusses the post-operative results. It also includes some chapters on the experience of surgical sleep centers in various parts of the world.
Written by leading experts in the field of sleep surgery, this book will be interesting for ENT specialists, oral surgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons, plastic surgeons, sleep doctors, neurologists and pneumologists.
Preface.- Introduction.- The evolution of Palate Surgery for SDB.- The new generation of palatoplasties.- Barbed Sutures Technology.- Overview of Barbed Suture in non ENT Surgery.- Classification of Barbed Suture Palate Procedures.- Palate Anatomy Barbed Related.- Barbed Snore Surgery: new philosophy in Palate-Oropharynx Procedures.- Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP).- Barbed Anterior Pharyngoplasty.- Barbed Functional expansion pharyngoplasty.- Barbed suspension pharyngoplasty.- Technical update of barbed pharyngoplasty for retropalatal obstruction.- Barbed pharyngoplasties: experiences in the world.- Future Perspectives.