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Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Jun;77(6):669-72. doi: 10.1007/s12098-010-0093-2. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in sickle cell anemia.

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Department of Hematology and Oncology, Ochsner Hospital, New Orleans, USA. rwarrier@ochsner.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effects of Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) secondary to Upper Airway Obstruction (UAO) in children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).

METHODS:

Twenty eight children with SCD and history of snoring, with or without adeno tonsillar hypertrophy, were evaluated for UAO and OSA.

RESULTS:

Eight children were confirmed to have OSA by multichannel polysomnography and underwent T&A. Follow up examination showed symptomatic clinical and objective improvement in sleep study parameters in OSA.

CONCLUSIONS:

T&A appears to be a safe, effective option to treat selected patients with OSA due to UAO in SCD children.

PMID:
20532682
DOI:
10.1007/s12098-010-0093-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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