Medical Term:

palatopharyngoplasty

Pronunciation: pal′ă-tō-fa-rin′gō-plas′tē

Definition: Surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue in selected cases of snoring, with or without sleep apnea.

Synonym(s): uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

[palato- + pharynx, + plastos, formed]

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