Adenotonsillectomy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children.

  title={Adenotonsillectomy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children.},
  author={Jeffrey Suen and James E. Arnold and Lee Jay Brooks},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={121 5},
OBJECTIVES To determine (1) the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with a suggestive history; (2) the effectiveness of surgery in treating OSA in children; and (3) factors that may help the physician select patients who have physiologically significant OSA and are likely to respond to surgery. DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS Sixty-nine children aged 1 to 14 years who were referred to the otolaryngologist for evaluation of suspected OSA. INTERVENTIONS Thirty… CONTINUE READING

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