Uvulectomy; Symptomatic relief for chronic irritating cough and obstrutive apnoea syndrome in long uvula

Authors

  • Surej Kumar LK PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Vattappara, Trivandrum, India
  • Shereen A. Khalam PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Vattappara, Trivandrum, India
  • Nikhil Mathew Kurien PMS College of Dental Science & Research, Vattappara, Trivandrum, India

Keywords:

chronic cough, elongated uvula, obstructive apnea syndrome, uvulectomy

Abstract

An elongated uvula can flop down and touch various structures in upper airway in the oropharyngeal junction and cause mechanical irritation.1 Here we present a case report of a patient with long uvula with respiratory tract obstruction leading to chronic cough and obstructive apnoea syndrome (OSA), in which uvulectomy was carried out for symptomatic relief.

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Published

2021-03-23

How to Cite

LK, S. K., A. Khalam, S., & Kurien, N. M. (2021). Uvulectomy; Symptomatic relief for chronic irritating cough and obstrutive apnoea syndrome in long uvula. Journal of Case Reports in Practice, 2(1), 9–11. Retrieved from http://journalofcasereport.com/ojs/index.php/jrcp/article/view/43

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Section

Brief report