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Injection Snoreplasty

28 September 2009 No Comment

injection-snoreplastyPeople who suffer from snoring, are always looking for different solutions to their problems. One method that is being used is the use of sclerotherapy to treat snoring. This procedure has shown a steady increase over the past couple of years.

Sclerotherapy is very beneficial due to the fact that it is not expensive compared to other treatments. Sclerotherapy when used to treat snoring is also not painful and there is no need for days of bed rest to recover. The procedure is quite simple and all that is needed to be done is an injection with sclerosing agent is placed in the nose. This agent should cause scarring to occur. It should be noted that there is a higher possibility of a relapse occurring, compared to other surgery methods that are used to treat snoring.

Injection snoreplasty was created where a sclerosing agent, sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol), is injected into the submucosal layer of the soft palate. This is done to cause stiffening and scarring in the nose. Usually once the injection had been applied, snoring should not occur.

There has been research that has been done that took a sample of 27 people. From those 27 people, 25 of them showed a drastic reduction in their snoring, as well as significant complications associated with the condition.

Out of the 22 people who showed success in stopping their snoring, 4 reported that it returned after 19-month follow up period.

Those 4 patients underwent surgery again and noted a turnaround in their snoring problems.

It should be noted that people who have this procedure done, may see their snoring return over time. This is due to the fact that the palatal tissue that showed scarring often is remodeled and softened over time.

In the end injection snoreplasty is a cheap and effective method that is used to treating snoring. It is very simple to do and there are very little side effects. The major selling point among individuals is the fact that it is extremely cheap to do.

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