Arch Dis Child 59:78-80 doi:10.1136/adc.59.1.78
  • Research Article

Short stature caused by obstructive apnoea during sleep.


A 5 year old girl presented to a growth clinic with short stature. Obstructive sleep apnoea was diagnosed. After tonsillectomy her symptoms were alleviated and her rate of growth increased from 4.0 cm/year to 13.6 cm/year.