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Pediatric Sleep Apnea – Surgery



If child has a lot of symptoms of sleep apnea, they will need treatment to avoid complications. Treatment of pediatric sleep apnea depends on the cause. In children that have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, the most frequent treatment is a surgical procedure, which removes those adenoids and tonsils called adenotonsillectomy. In about 80% of children, this surgery provides a definitive cure. Other sleep apnea surgeries, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, also known as UPPP, is infrequently performed in children, as the success rate is low.

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