Which clinical studies may be beneficial in the workup of childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019
  • Author: Mary E Cataletto, MD; Chief Editor: Denise Serebrisky, MD  more...
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Additional studies include the following:

  • CBC count may be useful because chronic hypoxia related to recurrent airway obstruction may lead to polycythemia

  • Cephalometric radiography and 3-dimensional CT reconstruction imaging are rarely, if ever, necessary in the pediatric age group

  • Multichannel studies lack reliable assessment of sleep disruption


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