Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy For Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Sickle Cell Anemia Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1007/s12098-010-0093-2 PMID: 20532682 Web of Science: 000279227300009
International Collaboration

Cited authors

  • Warrier, Raj; Chauhan, A.; Athale, U.


  • To evaluate the effects of Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) secondary to Upper Airway Obstruction (UAO) in children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).; Twenty eight children with SCD and history of snoring, with or without adeno tonsillar hypertrophy, were evaluated for UAO and OSA.; Eight children were confirmed to have OSA by multichannel polysomnography and underwent T&A. Follow up examination showed symptomatic clinical and objective improvement in sleep study parameters in OSA.; T&A appears to be a safe, effective option to treat selected patients with OSA due to UAO in SCD children.

Publication date

  • 2010

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-5456

Start page

  • 669

End page

  • 672


  • 77


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