Evaluation of tonsils and adenoids in sleep apnea syndrome

Mark A. Richardson, Allan B. Seid, Robin T. Cotton, Corning Benton, Milton Kramer

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Abstract

Peripheral Sleep Apnea syndrome has been associated with enlarged tonsils and adenoids as well as other abnormalities which may cause upper airway obstruction in children. A multidisciplinary approach is used at the Sleep Disorder Center of Cincinnati General Hospital to evaluate the role o f tonsils and adenoids in sleep apnea. Polysomnographic techniques combined with cine sleep studies of the upper airway document the degree, site and type of obstruction. This presentation highlights the entity of obstructive sleep apnea and provides a rational clinical approach in the management of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1110
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume90
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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