The efficacy of barbed sutures for anterior pharyngoplasty: Technical aspects and preliminary results

V. Rinaldi, Antonio Moffa, L. Sabatino, M. Cassano, P. C. Passarelli, M. Mantovani, L. Pignataro, M. Casale

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Abstract

After the first experiences with the Barbed Sutures (BS) in sleep surgery, we present the Modular Barbed Anterior Pharyngoplasty (M.B.A.Ph.), a functional tenso-structural reconstruction of the soft palate, as a surgical solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) due to antero-posterior collapse at the drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) for snoring and mild-moderate OSA. The action of the BS is sustained over time by means of solid and stable tissue scarring. M.B.A.Ph. avoids palatal fibro-muscular resection and minimize iatrogenic bleeding (bloodless surgery). The technique is described in detail and some preliminary results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Volume34
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Modular barbed anterior pharyngoplasty
  • Modular barbed snoring and osahs surgery and technical update
  • Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (osahs)
  • Snoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cancer Research

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