How to Cite this Article: Kansagra S, D'Cruz O, Noah TL, Vaughn BV. 2012. Sleep-disordered breathing in Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome: Three patients. Am J Med Genet Part A 158A: 2956–2958.
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2012
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American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
Special Issue: SPECIAL ISSUE: GROWTH CHARTS IN GENETIC SYNDROMES
Volume 158A, Issue 11, pages 2956–2958, November 2012
How to Cite
Kansagra, S., D'Cruz, O., Noah, T. L. and Vaughn, B. V. (2012), Sleep-disordered breathing in Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome: Three patients. Am. J. Med. Genet., 158A: 2956–2958. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35628
Conflict of Interest Statement: None of the contributors have any potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 25 APR 2012
- Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome;
- sleep-related breathing disorder;
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. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.