Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a disorder of airway obstruction with multisystem implications and associated complications. OSAS affects children from infancy to adulthood and is responsible for behavioral, cognitive, and growth impairment as well as cardiovascular and perioperative respiratory morbidity and mortality. OSAS is associated commonly with comorbid conditions, including obesity and asthma. Adenotonsillectomy is the most commonly used treatment option for OSAS in childhood, but efforts are underway to identify medical treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-261
Number of pages25
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014


  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • OSAS
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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