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Mikhailov Yu., Mikhailova I.

Association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and ENT pathology in children: diagnosis and management

Keywords: obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, snoring, adenoid hypertrophy, chronic tonsillitis

The aim of this work is to study the effectiveness of conservative and surgical methods in treating obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in children. Scientific novelty of the present work consists in the fact that available medical literature contains insufficient material on OSAS impact on a child’s body, as well as on clinical picture, diagnosis and treatment of this pathology. The results of a literary review of scientific medical sources are presented. The main causes of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children are hypertrophy of pharyngeal and palatine tonsils as well as allergic rhinitis. Conservative methods of treatment prevail in our country. Surgical treatment is widely used abroad. Taking into consideration numerous adverse outcomes of OSAS for general health in pediatric patients, it is necessary to choose carefully the treatment method for OSAS in children.


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About authors

Mikhailov Yuri Haristanfovich
doctor of medicine, ophthalmology and otolaryngology department professor, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; )
Mikhailova Iraida Vasilievna
ophthalmology and otolaryngology department assistant, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; )

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Mikhailov Yu., Mikhailova I. Association between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and ENT pathology in children: diagnosis and management [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2018. – №2. P. 21-26. – URL: