Skeletal dysplasias and their effect on the respiratory system

P. J. Mogayzel, C. L. Marcus

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Children with skeletal dysplasia frequently have pulmonary disease which can be life threatening. These pulmonary problems are due to multiple aetiologies including thoracic and craniofacial anomalies predisposing to restrictive lung disease, upper airway obstruction and central apnoea. Recognition of pulmonary disease and early intervention improves the survival and quality of life for these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalPaediatric Respiratory Reviews
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Achondroplasia
  • Central apnoea
  • Cervicomedullary decompression
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Thoracic deformity
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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