4 clinical cases in children of ages between 18 months and 4 years with a definite diagnosis of OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome) are presented. They all come from the SIDS Centre of the Regina Margherita Paediatric Hospital in Turin. The Authors point out the importance of some techniques (oximetry and polysomnographies) for a definite diagnosis of OSAS. Adenoidectomies and tonsillectomies are usually the rule in these cases. This description should help paediatricians, otolaryngology specialists and health agencies' managers in updating all the evidence based clinical pathways for the diagnosis of OSAS. An effective collaboration between paediatricians, otolaryngology specialists and a Centre for Sleep disorders in evolutive age is mandatory.
|Title of host publication||Quaderni ACP|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health