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Chest. 2000 Mar;117(3):916-8.

An unreported risk in the use of home nasal continuous positive airway pressure and home nasal ventilation in children: mid-face hypoplasia.

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Center of Excellence in Sleep Disorders Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Abstract

We report the case of a 15-year-old boy with obstructive sleep apnea and obesity who was treated since the age of 5 with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. Due to the long-term use of a nasal mask, the child developed a mid-face hypoplasia. Chronic use of a nasal mask for home ventilation in children should always be associated with regular evaluations of maxillomandibular growth.

PMID:
10713032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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