Palatal inclusion cyst: an unusual complication of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.

Academic Article


  • Inclusion cyst formation after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty has not been previously reported. We describe a case of postoperative inclusion cyst in a 62-year-old man who presented with recurrent obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. Simple transoral excision of the cyst was curative. Careful eversion of the mucosal edges at the time of the original palatal surgery may have prevented this problem from occurring.
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  • Cysts, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Mouth Diseases, Palate, Soft, Pharynx, Recurrence, Sleep Apnea Syndromes, Surgical Procedures, Operative, Uvula
  • Author List

  • Zappia JJ; Carroll WR; Wolf GT
  • Start Page

  • 538
  • End Page

  • 539
  • Volume

  • 70
  • Issue

  • 8