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Adenotonsillectomy

  • Rakesh BhattacharjeeEmail author
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Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Abstract

Adenotonsillectomy (AT) continues to be the recommended initial treatment strategy of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In this chapter, the current trends and issues involved in performing AT in children will be critically examined. This will be followed by a review of the current evidence supporting the use of AT in treating pediatric OSA, however in doing so will seek to identify high-risk groups in which the success of AT in curing OSA is limited.

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Secondary Bleeding Obstructive Sleep Apnea Group Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Lingual Tonsil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of PediatricsThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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