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Pediatric patient with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) of central origin secondary to Arnold Chiari type I malformation: a case report.
  • Diego Morena Valles,
  • Sofia Romero Peralta,
  • Olga Mediano
Diego Morena Valles
Hospital General Universitario de Guadalajara
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Sofia Romero Peralta
Hospital General Universitario de Guadalajara
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Olga Mediano
Hospital General Universitario de Guadalajara
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Abstract

The diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in pediatric age differs in relation to the adult. Central sleep apnea syndrome (CSAS) is less frequent in childhood, and one of the causes of it is the alterations of the brainstem like the malformation of Chiari type I. The main diagnostic method of SDB is Polysomnography, but there are other methods like the brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we share our experience with an 8‐year‐old female with malformation of Chiari type I and CSAS, and the steps we follow for the diagnosis of such an infrequent pathology in childhood.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

24 Jun 2020Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
25 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
25 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
26 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
03 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending