Objective: There is currently insufficient data for objective interpretation of the enlarged uvula as a cause of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If the length or width of a uvula surpassed 15 mm or 10 mm, it was deemed expanded (i.e., longer, wider). This article focused on various ideas for dealing with an enlarged uvula in snoring and OSA situations. The goal of this essay is to compare and contrast the costs of uvular surgery and preservation.
Conclusion: The direct link between the uvula and OSA needs to be reconsidered in order to strike a balance between preserving its anatomical and physiological functions while surgically manipulating it as part of palatopharyngeal surgery; however, more objective research is needed to achieve optimal results.
A. M. Elbassiouny
Department of Otolaryngology, Cairo University, Egypt.
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