For children who have persistent sleep apnea after surgery, or if surgery is not indicated, treatment options include the use of a sleep apnea machine called C-PAP. C-PAP is a device that pushes air to the back of the throat through the use of a mask interface and tubing. The goal of C-PAP is to keep the airway open and patent and prevent airway collapse during sleep. This device can be used in very small children, but behavioral interventions are needed to help them get used to the machine.
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