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Sleep Apnea Syndrome in a Child

Legend: 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.

Duration: 1:14

Associated with: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. 19(1):185-198, February 2013

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