Sleep apnea lingers in some children following tonsillectomy

09/15/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Among the 283 children younger than age 3 with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent adenotonsillectomy, 21% had residual sleep apnea after the procedure, University of Chicago Medicine researchers found. The most consistent predictor of residual sleep apnea was preoperative severity of the condition, the researchers noted. The findings were published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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