J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 3, 2015OSAHS of the child
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|Published online||19 February 2016|
Childhood snoring: ENT approach and examination
Corresponding author: Julien Briffod – 17 Rue Froment – 75011 Paris, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
Childhood snoring is caused the narrowness of the upper airway, mainly due to an adenotonsillar hypertrophy. It may impact the quality of life, neurocognitive development and growth. ENT clinical examination is one of the essential components of therapeutic decision-making, taking account of the severity and duration of obstructive signs, presence of complications and, in some cases, sleep recording data, weighed against operative risk. The new technique of radiosurgical partial tonsillectomy has modified this trade-off by considerably decreasing the surgical risk of bleeding and pain.
Key words: Snoring / child / apnea / tonsils
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