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Does having apnea of prematurity require surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids?
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Dr. James Cummings
Pediatrics - Neonatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Apnea of prematurity is primarily caused by an immature respiratory center in the brain, and not an anatomic obstruction, so removing tissue like tonsils or adenoids is not indicated.
True apnea of prematurity will resolve over time without any treatment.

In brief: No
Apnea of prematurity is primarily caused by an immature respiratory center in the brain, and not an anatomic obstruction, so removing tissue like tonsils or adenoids is not indicated.
True apnea of prematurity will resolve over time without any treatment.
Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings
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2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Apnea in premature is common and it issue to immature brain function.
It resolves by the time they are 37 to 40 weeks of gestational age. Apnea caused by adenoids is related to obstruction of the airway.

In brief: No
Apnea in premature is common and it issue to immature brain function.
It resolves by the time they are 37 to 40 weeks of gestational age. Apnea caused by adenoids is related to obstruction of the airway.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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