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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016;20(3):498-501.

Drop episodes improved after tracheotomy: a case of Coffin-Lowry syndrome associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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Department of Pediatrics, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan.


Some cases of Coffin-Lowry syndrome recognized episodic drops and it tended to be intractable for medical treatment. We reported here a patient with the Coffin-Lowry syndrome associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The patient had epileptic seizures and drop attacks only during night-time and it was not recognized during the daytime. His sleep-induced electroencephalogram was normal. At 12-years old of his age, his OSAS was worse, so we performed a tracheotomy. Notably after the operation, his epileptic episodes were disappeared.

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