Outcome of Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy-Directed Surgery for Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Adenotonsillar Surgery

“Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) can be considered in children with persistent OSAS despite adenotonsillectomy. The authors described sleep-related outcomes in 20 children a year after DISE directed surgery (e.g., turbinate reductions, pharyngoplasty, lingual tonsillectomy, and tonsillectomy revisions). All children demonstrated an improvement in their sleep breathing parameters. Five children had complete resolution of OSAS whereas 15 continue to have persistent OSAS but in the mild range”.