Sleep Apnea in Children: What Parents Need to Know About Surgery

Two studies shed light on the benefits and risks of tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, a modified tonsillectomy, and combined surgeries in children diagnosed with sleep apnea.

The usual surgical procedures aimed at opening the airway to improve sleep in children diagnosed with sleep apnea are typically effective, but refinements to these procedures do not always add benefit, and long-term risks can occur…

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