Purpose: Analyze Extrusion&Exposion (E&E), its implications in the functional, anatomical results and subjective discomfort in OSA patients treated with Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP). Materials and methods: 488 patients treated with BRP or multilevel TORS. Stratafix wire was used in 230 patients, V-Loc in 258. E&E, timing and localization evaluated at follow-up. Polygraphy used to assess the impact of E&E on functional results, PPOPS questionnaire used for subjective discomfort. Results: E&E in the entire group was 18,4%, with significant difference between Stratafix and V-Loc wire (p = 0,002), but not between BRP alone and multilevel surgery (p = 0,68). 28,9% of extrusion happened within the first seven days, 76,7% between seven days and two months, 5,5% after two months. Symptomatic clinical profile has been seen in 62,2%, asymptomatic one in 37,8% of patients. 35,5% of E&E were localized in tonsillar bed, 46,7% in soft palate and 20% in other sites. Mean delta-AHI of E&E patients was −15,87 ± 16.82 compared with one of those who did not have E&E was −16.34 ± 22,77 (p = 0,38). Mean PPOPS of 183 patients analyzed was 12,32 ± 4,96. Mean PPOPS of extruded group was 12,94 ± 4,68 and 11,92 ± 5,11 in not extruded one (p = 0,166). Conclusions: E&E are suture-type sensitive (V-Loc > Stratafix), reported more frequent when BRP is performed alone than BRP-TORS with no statistical significance. 76,7% of the E&E occur after patient discharge and within 2 months. About half of the E&E were localized in soft palate. There is no need to fear Extrusion&Exposition because it does not affect in a negative way subjective and PSG outcome.

Barbed suture extrusion and exposure in palatoplasty for OSA: what does it mean? / Gulotta, G.; Iannella, G.; Meccariello, G.; Cammaroto, G.; Visconti, I. C.; de Vincentiis, M.; Greco, A.; Pelucchi, S.; Magliulo, G.; Ruoppolo, G.; Maniaci, A.; Cocuzza, S.; La Mantia, I.; De Vito, A.; Abita, P.; Vicini, C.. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY. - ISSN 0196-0709. - 42:4(2021). [10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.102994]

Barbed suture extrusion and exposure in palatoplasty for OSA: what does it mean?

Gulotta G.
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Iannella G.
Secondo
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Visconti I. C.;de Vincentiis M.;Greco A.;Magliulo G.;Ruoppolo G.;
2021

Abstract

Purpose: Analyze Extrusion&Exposion (E&E), its implications in the functional, anatomical results and subjective discomfort in OSA patients treated with Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP). Materials and methods: 488 patients treated with BRP or multilevel TORS. Stratafix wire was used in 230 patients, V-Loc in 258. E&E, timing and localization evaluated at follow-up. Polygraphy used to assess the impact of E&E on functional results, PPOPS questionnaire used for subjective discomfort. Results: E&E in the entire group was 18,4%, with significant difference between Stratafix and V-Loc wire (p = 0,002), but not between BRP alone and multilevel surgery (p = 0,68). 28,9% of extrusion happened within the first seven days, 76,7% between seven days and two months, 5,5% after two months. Symptomatic clinical profile has been seen in 62,2%, asymptomatic one in 37,8% of patients. 35,5% of E&E were localized in tonsillar bed, 46,7% in soft palate and 20% in other sites. Mean delta-AHI of E&E patients was −15,87 ± 16.82 compared with one of those who did not have E&E was −16.34 ± 22,77 (p = 0,38). Mean PPOPS of 183 patients analyzed was 12,32 ± 4,96. Mean PPOPS of extruded group was 12,94 ± 4,68 and 11,92 ± 5,11 in not extruded one (p = 0,166). Conclusions: E&E are suture-type sensitive (V-Loc > Stratafix), reported more frequent when BRP is performed alone than BRP-TORS with no statistical significance. 76,7% of the E&E occur after patient discharge and within 2 months. About half of the E&E were localized in soft palate. There is no need to fear Extrusion&Exposition because it does not affect in a negative way subjective and PSG outcome.
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