• The obesity-hypoventilation syndrome is rare in children, but it leads to serious complications and is associated with a high mortality. We report a child with this syndrome whose condition improved after intestinal bypass surgery. Review of the literature indicates that vigorous treatment of this disorder is necessary to prevent fatalities.
(Am J Dis Child 130:671-674, 1976)
Riley DJ, Santiago TV, Edelman NH. Complications of Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome in Childhood. Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(6):671-674. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120070097019