A 3-year old achondroplastic boy was admitted for evaluation about his recurre
nt otitis media with effusion(OME) and snoring. Achondroplasia is the most com
mon disease in muscular dysplasia. By some articles, otorhino- laryngologically
conductive hearing loss and sleep apnea are more often than normal population,
because of their anatomical anomaly.
Shohat et al. reported the structural differences between achondroplastic patient
suffering from OME and normal people by the measuring specific parameters of
temporal bone CT of 2 groups.
Also, Sisk et al. reported high incidence of sleep apnea in patient. Under this
knowledge, in this article, we described and reviewed about clinical process and
some aspect of psycho-physical development of our patient in achondroplasia.