What is the prevalence of residual obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy (AT), and what are the risk factors for the condition? BOTTOM LINE The majority of children had improvement in OSA after AT. Teenagers, children with obesity or neurological disorder/developmental disability/craniofacial abnormalities, and severe OSA have a high risk of residual OSA. […]
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Before determining the need for tonsillectomy, it is highly beneficial to refer children with sleep-disordered breathing for polysomnography (PSG)