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Esophageal Foreign Bodies Causing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Patient With Sturge-Weber Syndrome*

Nathaniel F. Watson; Vishesh Kapur
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*From the Departments of Neurology (Dr. Watson) and Medicine (Dr. Kapur), Sleep Disorders Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Correspondence to: Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, University of Washington Sleep Disorders Center, Box 359803, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2499; e-mail: nwatson@u.washington.edu



Chest. 2003;124(1):400-403. doi:10.1378/chest.124.1.400
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We report the case of a severely mentally handicapped 30-year-old woman with Sturge-Weber syndrome who developed obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) following esophageal aspiration of two foreign bodies, which were discovered incidentally during a neck CT scan. Initial polysomnography findings revealed significant OSA with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of 40.8 events per hour. Repeat polysomnography following endoscopic removal of the foreign bodies revealed marked improvement of her OSA with a decrease of AHI to 15.6 events per hour. Our report highlights the importance of considering foreign body aspiration as a cause for OSA in mentally handicapped patients.

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