Sleep Apnea Syndrome in a Child
Video demonstrates sleep apnea syndrome in a child. This child is overweight and has grade 4+ tonsils, which has led to complete cyclical airway occlusion and resuscitative arousals. Obstructive sleep apnea in children may have different causes and consequences than in adults. Children with untreated obstructive sleep apnea may experience neurocognitive decline, hyperactivity, hypersomnolence, and decline in IQ scores.
Soňa Nevšímalová, MD, DSc
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. 19(1, Sleep Disorders):185-198, February 2013