Table 2

Velopharyngeal dimensions before and after laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (n = 11)

Before2-150 After2-150 Difference2-151 p value2-152
Cross sectional area (mm2)89  (53–230)110  (36–297)34  (4 to 50)0.02
Anteroposterior diameter (mm)8.8 (4.4–12.7)12.6 (5.1–20.9)2.7 (0.2 to 5.2)0.03
Lateral diameter (mm)16.0 (8.2–28.4)14.3 (9.7–23.3)0.3 (–0.7 to 3.8)NS
  • 2-150 Median (range);

  • 2-151 median (95% confidence intervals);

  • 2-152 Wilcoxon signed ranks test.