Obstructive sleep apnoea probably related to a foreign body

Alberto Leiberman, Pablo Yagupsky, Peretz Lavie

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A 2-year-old child was admitted because of sudden onset of symptoms compatible with obstructive sleep apnoea. Physical examination revealed slightly hypertrophic tonsils. A polygraphic study showed 150 apnoeic episodes of obstructive type during 8 h night sleep. A foreign body consisting of a piece of a celophane candy wrapper was found by surgery. Removal of the foreign body, the adenoids and tonsils resulted in a complete recovery. A second polygraphic study performed 4 months after surgery gave entirely normal results. A foreign body should be considered in the aetiology of obstructive sleep apnoea of sudden onset in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-206
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1985


  • Children
  • Foreign body
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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