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The paper examines the prevalence of symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and of related conditions - nasal obstruction and enuresis - in children with nonsyndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate.

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No studies so far have investigated the prevalence of OSA and its relationship with symptoms of nasal obstruction (cause) and enuresis (effect). Using subjective instruments, a high frequency of reports of OSA and nasal obstruction symptoms were detected, with positive association between the two conditions, besides enuresis, in higher frequency than observed in the general pediatric population.


Children with cleft lip and palate are at risk of OSA and should be appropriately screened for sleep breathing disorders.

Inge Trindade

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This page is a summary of: Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Nasal Obstruction, and Enuresis in Children With Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate: A Prevalence Study, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, May 2018, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1055665618776074.
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