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Laser plaltopharyngoplasty (LPPP)
Author(s): Yi-zhong Ru; Zai-Wen Hu
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Paper Abstract

The snoring disease is apt to give rise to the obstructive seep apnea syndrome. Its clinical feature is noisy stertorous breathing during sleeping, accompanied with frequency stoppages of breathing. As the sufferer is subjected to a state of chronic anoxemia during the night, he is liable to spiritlessness, obliviousness, and disordered sensibility in the day. Arrhythmia, hypertension, etc. may follow in severer case. We have obtained satisfactory therapeutic effects by laser palatopharyngoplasty on 20 cases of snoring disease for the period February 1992 - January 1996.

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Date Published: 2 November 1998
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3344, 1997 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery, (2 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330183
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Yi-zhong Ru, Gong Li Hospital (China)
Zai-Wen Hu, Gong Li Hospital (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3344:
1997 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery
Jing Zhu, Editor(s)

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