Pediatric patient with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) of central
origin secondary to Arnold Chiari type I malformation: a case report.
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.