Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for obstructive sleep apnea in sickle cell anemia

Raj Warrier, A. Chauhan, U. Athale

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Objective: To evaluate the effects of Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) secondary to Upper Airway Obstruction (UAO) in children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Methods: Twenty eight children with SCD and history of snoring, with or without adeno tonsillar hypertrophy, were evaluated for UAO and OSA. Results: Eight children were confirmed to have OSA by multichannel polysomnography and underwent T&A. Follow up examination showed symptomatic clinical and objective improvement in sleep study parameters in OSA. Conclusions: T&A appears to be a safe, effective option to treat selected patients with OSA due to UAO in SCD children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-672
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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