■ Snoring is a common social nuisance.
■ Snoring can be treated with a simple office-based technique.
■ Injection snoreplasty is an effective method for the treatment of snoring.
■ Different sclerotic agents have been used with similar results.
■ Minimal complications for this procedure have been documented in the literature.
hypopnea index, AHI), UARS (patients with excessive daytime somnolence but a normal AHI) and OSA (patients who snore and have both excessive daytime somnolence and an abnormal AHI).
A multitude of techniques have been introduced to treat snoring. The basis of each method is to create scar tissue, to incite fibrosis and to stiffen the palate. This decreases the vibration of the palate and diminishes snoring, with the intention of reduced collaps-ibility and therefore fewer apneic episodes.
Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) has been used as a sclerosing agent to stiffen the palate. It has a longstanding excellent safety record for the treatment of varicose veins, and it has very low cost.
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