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Pediatric adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea.
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PMID:  8764705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-four children who underwent adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were studied. The diagnosis was confirmed polysomnographically. Patients with other medical problems or complications of OSA were excluded. The overall complication rate was 32%. Significant airway complications occurred in 16%. Factors associated with development of statistically significant airway complications were acute airway compromise, age < 3 years, thin body habitus, and both oxygen (O2) desaturation and carbon dioxide (CO2) retention seen polysomnographically. Although many OSA patients can safely have outpatient adenotonsillectomy, perioperative monitoring of patients with these risk factors is needed.
J M Ruboyianes; R M Cruz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-17     Completed Date:  1996-09-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, California 94611-5693, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoids / physiopathology*,  surgery*
Child, Preschool
Palatine Tonsil / physiopathology*,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / physiopathology*

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