Title

Upper airway visualization in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.

Publication/Presentation Date

11-1-2019

Abstract

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition that may lead to a variety of comorbidities in adolescence and adulthood. The gold standard of diagnosing OSA is polysomnography (PSG). Over the past fifteen years numerous publications have explored how to better visualize the upper airway to further assess OSA in the pediatric population, and eventually institute personalized treatment. Lateral neck radiograph, cephalometry, computed axial tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging are all unique imaging techniques that are used in the diagnosis of OSA. Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy is a direct visualization technique that is gathering momentum in pediatrics. Each approach has respective benefits and weaknesses. However, none of them at this time can replace PSG. They are a helpful supplement in those patients with complicated upper airway anatomy and in those with residual OSA.

Volume

32

First Page

48

Last Page

54

ISSN

1526-0550

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

PubMedID

31076378

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics

Document Type

Article

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