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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.44 no.1 São Paulo Mar. 1986 

Narcolefsia e apnéia do sono concomitantes: registro de caso


Narcolepsy and concomitant obstructive sleep apnea: a case report



Rubens ReimãoI; Helio LemmiII

INeurologista - Trabalho do Department of Neurodiagnostics, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, E.U.A. Bolsa CAPES 3502/82-3
IIClinical Professor of Neurology - Trabalho do Department of Neurodiagnostics, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, E.U.A. Bolsa CAPES 3502/82-3




Relata-se um caso de concomitância de narcolepsia e apnéia do sono tipo obstrutiva documentado clinicamente e em traçados polissonográficos em laboratório de sono. Após correção cirúrgica da apnéia do sono, com traqueostomia, houve manutenção da sintomatologia narcoléptica e de seu registro característico. Este estudo apoia a necessidade de emprego sistemático da polissonografia de noite inteira e do teste de latência múltipla do sono na avaliação de pacientes com sonolência excessiva diurna.


A case of concomitant narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea evaluated in a sleep disorder center is reported. Tracheostomy decreased the frequency of the apneas but the clinical and polysomnography features of narcolepsy remained on 3 and 6 months post-surgical follow-ups. These findings support the need for systematic use of all-night polysomnography and multiple sleep latency test in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness.



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