Endoscopic observations of obstructive sleep apnea in children with anomalous upper airways: predictive and therapeutic value

Aaron E. Sher, Robert J. Shprintzen, Michael J. Thorpy

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Abstract

This report describes the variability in the mechanism of upper airway collapse seen in children with obstructive apnea secondary to craniofacial anomalies. Emphasis is on the nasopharyngoscopic observation of the upper airway and the accurate assessment of the site and mechanism of obstruction in order to prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Keywords

  • craniofacial anomalies
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • endoscopy
  • obstructive apnea
  • palate
  • pharynx
  • Robin sequence
  • Stickler syndrome
  • Treacher Collins syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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