Polysomnographic and clinical findings in children with obstructive sleep apnea

J. Leach, J. Olson, J. Hermann, S. Manning

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A retrospective study was conducted to determine which types of children might have polysomnographic findings that are most compatible with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The charts of 93 patients who were aged 18 months to 12 years were examined. All 93 patients had symptoms that were initially suggestive of OSA, and they underwent polysomnography. The types of presenting symptoms and associated illnesses were noted. Physical findings, including height, weight, and tonsil size, were examined. Of 93 patients with symptoms that were suggestive of OSA, 34 met sleep study criteria for OSA. In 44 patients, OSA was not demonstrated, and 15 patients had other results. On the basis of age, sex, and symptoms, no significant differences could be found between the group with OSA and the group with normal polysomnographic findings. Cor pulmonale, tonsil hypertrophy, and failure to thrive were associated with OSA. Surprisingly, obesity was not significantly associated with OSA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume118
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Palatine Tonsil
Failure to Thrive
Pulmonary Heart Disease
Polysomnography
Hypertrophy
Sleep
Retrospective Studies
Obesity
Weights and Measures

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Polysomnographic and clinical findings in children with obstructive sleep apnea. / Leach, J.; Olson, J.; Hermann, J.; Manning, S.

In: Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 118, No. 7, 1992, p. 741-744.

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