Hypoventilation and cor pulmonale due to chronic upper airway obstruction

Victor D. Menashe, Cyrus Farrehi, Michael Miller

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A syndrome of chronic upper airway obstruction, hypoventilation, and cor pulmonale seen in 2 patients is described. These children both manifested varying degrees of CO2 retention, pulmonary hypertension, and right ventricular hypertrophy. Relief of the upper airway obstruction by tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy resulted in regression of the presenting symptoms and signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1965
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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