The Otolaryngologist's Approach to the Patient with Down Syndrome

Regina Rodman, Harold S. Pine

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As more patients with Down syndrome are living into adulthood, attention has focused on health factors that affect the quality of the patient's life and their ability to reach full potential. Patients with Down syndrome have several morphologic abnormalities that predispose them to problems with the ear, nose, and throat, and appropriate treatment can have a significant impact on the quality of life of these patients. Otolaryngologists are likely to see many patients with Down syndrome throughout their careers. This article reviews the literature to provide information and recommendations regarding management of Down syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-629
Number of pages31
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Acquired subglottic stenosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Hearing loss
  • Intubation
  • Morphology
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Otitis media
  • Otolaryngology
  • Quality of life
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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