Sleep-disordered breathing in children with achondroplasia Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Electronic Cigarettes

abstract

  • (1) Children with achondroplasia often have sleep-related respiratory disturbances, primarily hypoxemia. (2) The majority do not have significant obstructive or central apnea; however, a substantial minority are severely affected. (3) Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy decreases the degree of upper airway obstruction in most but not all children with achondroplasia and obstructive sleep apnea. (4) Restrictive lung disease can present at a young age in children with achondroplasia.

publication date

  • January 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-3476(98)70358-0

PubMed ID

  • 9580768

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 667

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 132

number

  • 4