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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology |

Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty in Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea

David J. Terris, MD; Michelle Z. Wang, BS
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(6):718-721. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.6.718.
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