Adenotonsillectomy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Study
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Adenotonsillectomies are one of the most common childhood surgeries and are first-line treatment to correct childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This is a study comparing patients with and without OSA looking at the length of stay following adenotonsillectomy and the factors affecting length of stay.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
3 Years to 6 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy only with no concurrent surgery
history of snoring/gasping/ or pause in breathing reported by caregivers.
age 3-6 years old
undergoing adenotonsillectomy only no concurrent surgery
scheduled as outpatient and plan for discharge home
Preoperatively requiring additional respiratory support
scheduled for concurrent surgery that could increase total general anesthetic time
recurrent adenotonsillitis as sole indication for surgery