Dr. Paolo Campisi, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

It is not uncommon for an otolaryngologist to propose a surgical remedy for the management of OSA in children without definitive evidence of OSA. This reality is the result of limited access to PSG and reliable screening methods. In this presentation, an overview of the historical and clinical features that lead to a surgical treatment recommendation will be reviewed. Specifically, the common airway findings that have been studied in the literature will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the common anatomical airway findings that predispose to OSA in children
  • Formulate an approach to the timely referral of children requiring a surgical consultation