- Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome is a multiorgan systemic inflammatory condition.
- Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing is the most common indication for adenotonsillectomy (AT).
- Overnight oximetry can diagnose OSA in children.
- There is no consensus for the indications, approach or technique of AT to treat OSA.
- Adenotonsillectomy normalises OSA sleep study variables in approximately 80% of children; the long-term treatment benefits of AT for OSA and sore throat are unclear.
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute