related with abnormal growth of the Uvula, it must be taken
into account that this must derive as a reaction to pharmaceuticals
aimed at unclogging nose or to allergies which must be treated
in order to avoid an uvula surgery.
In the case of this surgery some doctors prefer to completely
eliminating the uvula, which makes a lot easier both their
job and the post surgery treatment. These two facts allow
them to perform this surgery as an ambulatory or one day surgery
procedure. In order to convince their patients that this is
the best solution some doctors say the uvula is just an appendix
of no practical use or importance.
It must be kept in mind this is totally false, since the uvula
is an important physical shield that protects air and digestive
ways and its total elimination constitute a case of medicine
malpractice that should be penalized.
Deprived of his uvula the patient tends to choke, to suffocate
under the most amazing variety of otherwise harmless agents
and even the most simple meal might cause him accidents that
may become quite dangerous.
When a uvula surgery is unavoidable what it should be done
is just to correct its size an form. An even being a easy
surgery its post surgery is not that simple since patient
tends to choke when he feel that strange body that constitutes
his own uvula during the cicatrisation process. Additionally
cicatrisation is slow because uvula and tongue are permanently
moving and touching each other. All this means a post surgery
larger than expected, which is nothing as compared with the
shortcoming which derive of not having uvula at all.