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A 15-Year-Old Boy With Snoring and Molar Tooth SignA Boy With Snoring and Molar Tooth Sign

Karim El-Kersh, MD; Egambaram Senthilvel, MD
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From the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine (Dr El-Kersh), and Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine (Dr Senthilvel), University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Karim El-Kersh, MD, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine, University of Louisville, Ambulatory Care Bldg, 550 S Jackson St, Louisville, KY 40202; e-mail: karim.elkersh@louisville.edu


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Chest. 2015;147(4):e148-e151. doi:10.1378/chest.14-1971
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A 15-year-old boy presented for evaluation of snoring and sleep-disordered breathing. The parents noted that the patient snored every night and that he had episodes when he stopped breathing, ending with gasping for air. He had no history of sleep walking, night terrors, tongue biting, or seizures. The patient had two healthy siblings, but he had a history of intellectual disability and developmental delay. The patient had a history of adenotonsillectomy.

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