Pediatric polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing prior to tonsillectomy: A guideline review

Patrick C. Walz, James W. Schroeder

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Abstract

Snoring and other signs of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) represent a common management challenge for the pediatrician, pulmonologist, anesthesiologist, and otolaryngologist. In 2011, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a clinical practice guideline for the treatment of patients with SDB. This guideline provides indications for polysomnography use in patients with SDB. In this article, we discuss the management of SDB in pediatric patients, which relies on the accurate assessment of symptoms of SDB, identification of comorbidities known to increase the severity of SDB, and appropriate preoperative assessment of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric annals
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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