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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2005|
- Mechanical ventilation
- Nemaline myopathy
- Obstructive sleep apnoea