Sleep-disordered breathing in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome: three patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is associated with craniofacial abnormalities that may predispose patients to sleep-related breathing disorders. There is limited literature on the polysomnography findings for children with this syndrome. Three patients with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome underwent polysomnography in our sleep lab and were found to have a variety of sleep-disordered breathing that ranged from obstructive apnea to isolated REM sleep-related hypoxemia-hypoventilation without obstructive apnea. Suspicion for sleep-disordered breathing should be high in children with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kansagra, S; D'Cruz, O; Noah, TL; Vaughn, BV

Published Date

  • November 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 158A / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2956 - 2958

PubMed ID

  • 22987607

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-4833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajmg.a.35628


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States