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October 19, 2018

Indications for Pediatric Polysomnography

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The 2011 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Clinical Practice Guideline for Polysomnography for Sleep-Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children[8] lists the following indications for PSG in pediatric patients with sleep-disordered breathing:

  • Obesity;

  • Down syndrome;

  • Craniofacial abnormalities;

  • Neuromuscular disorders;

  • Sickle cell disease; and

  • Mucopolysaccharidoses.

Because patients with these comorbidities are at an increased risk for perioperative complications, PSG assists in preoperative planning by defining the severity of OSA.

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