Tracheostomy in children with nemaline core myopathy

Benjamin J. Cook, Robert G. Berkowitz*

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    Abstract

    Two children with nemaline core myopathy (NM) who required tracheostomy are reported. One had a severe neonatal form requiring tracheostomy in the neonatal period for continuous mechanical ventilation. The other had a milder form with obstructive sleep apnoea, who underwent tracheostomy at age 22 months after adenoidectomy and a trial of nocturnal nasal continuous positive airway pressure ventilation. These cases highlight the clinical heterogeneity of the condition and the important role of the otolaryngologist in its management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)263-266
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Volume69
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

    Keywords

    • Mechanical ventilation
    • Nemaline myopathy
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea
    • Tracheostomy

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