Obstructive sleep apnea in adolescents

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a worrying sleep disorder that can affect people of all ages, including teenagers.

At the 126th Congress of the Société Française d’Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie et de Chirurgie de la Face et du Cou (SFORL) held on October 10, 2020, Dr. Eric Ameline presented important advances in the management of obstructive sleep apnea in adolescents.


This presentation highlighted the use of Induced Sleep Endoscopy (ISE) and the various surgical options available to treat this condition in adolescents. This article aims to explore in detail the key aspects of this presentation in order to better understand how these innovative techniques can offer relief to adolescents suffering from OSA.

Improving the Quality of Life of Adolescents with OSA

The management of obstructive sleep apnea in adolescents is a complex process that requires an individualized approach. Induced Sleep Endoscopy (ISE) opens up new perspectives by providing detailed information on the mechanisms of OSA. This in-depth knowledge enables health professionals to choose the most appropriate treatments for each case, which can considerably improve the quality of life of teenagers affected by this sleep disorder.

To find out more about recent developments in otolaryngology and face and neck surgery, visit the SFORL website.