18:17 Apr 9, 2005
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French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / ENT
French term or phrase: rétro-vélaire
Endoscopy to stage a tonsillar tumour:
"Exposition du larynx : pas d’anomalie muqueuse à ce niveau.
Les deux sinus piriformes se laissent bien déplisser, il existe une petite extension superficielle de la région amygdalienne, étendue en paroi pharyngée latérale, descendant vers la partie haute de la paroi externe du sinus piriforme droit, dans sa partie membraneuse.
Vers le haut, la lésion remonte de façon très superficielle et sous forme d’une lésion érythémateuse du voile du palais, la luette, avec, sous contrôle de l’optique 30° par voie endonasale, une extension ***rétro-vélaire*** â ce niveau."

Sadly there are no Google hits even in French - does it just mean that the 30° endoscope confirms that the tumour extends up to the back of the soft palate?
Helen Genevier
Local time: 21:39

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Francis MARC

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The Laryngoscope - Fulltext: Volume 112(11) November 2002 p 2086 ... - [ Traduire cette page ]
... A retrovelar site of obstruction could be pointed out by an increased uvula
length. Millman et al. 12 showed that a lower position of the hyoid bone and ...
www.laryngoscope.com/pt/re/laryngoscope/ fulltext.00005537-200211000-00033.htm - Pages similaires
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Surgical Options - [ Traduire cette page ]
... Patients who had a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) between 10 and 30 events
per hours of sleep and a retrovelar site of obstruction were included. ...
www.quietsleep.com/treatmentoptions/surgical.htm - 35k - En cache - Pages similaires

International Poster Journal (IPJ) - [ Traduire cette page ]
... The retrovelar space is the narrowest region within the pharyngeal airway.
This region causes complete or partial obstruction in most patients with OSAS ...
ipj.quintessenz.de/ index.php?content=issues&doc=poster&select=63 - 22k

Francis MARC
Local time: 22:39
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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