The retropalatal airway is a common site of collapse in obstructive sleep apnea. Transpalatal advancement pharyngoplasty aims to address this site of upper airway collapse by advancing the soft palate anteriorly, increasing the cross-sectional area of the airway and decreasing pharyngeal collapsibility.
Surgeon: Raj C. Dedhia1, MD, MSCR
Video Production: Yifan Liu1,2, MD, Jason Yu1, MD
1 Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck, Affiliated Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University