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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Nov;69(11):1475-82. Epub 2005 Sep 19.

Obstructive sleep apnea, morbid obesity, and adenotonsillar surgery: a review of the literature.

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Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia. shiner1@eircom.net

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a common occurrence in the obese pediatric population. As this subgroup is rapidly expanding, these children will be increasingly encountered by the otolaryngologist in practice. The literature regarding the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in morbidly obese children is reviewed and pertinent data presented.

PMID:
16171876
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2005.08.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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