Adenotonsillectomy is recommended as first-line treatment of patients with symptomatic adenotonsillar hypertrophy
. However, resources for this procedure are often scarce in resource-constrained settings, resulting in long surgical waiting lists.
 In addition, micrognathia, retrognathia, macroglossia, adenotonsillar hypertrophy
, and nasal obstruction can also cause snoring.
In this cross-sectional case-control study, the frequency of detection of bacterial genomes was compared between children with chronic adenotonsillar hypertrophy
With the advent of DISE, the complexity of pediatric OSA has recognized that adenotonsillar hypertrophy
is not the sole cause of sleep apnea .
Correlation between Grade of Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
and Nocturnal Oxygen Saturation
Adenotonsillectomy is recommended as the first-line therapy in children with OSA and adenotonsillar hypertrophy
The question being asked by the researchers was two-fold: Would obese (high BMI) children with OSA compared to non-obese (normal BMI) children with OSA have less adenotonsillar hypertrophy
and a higher Mallampati classification score?
Ventilatory response to COZ in children with obstructive sleep apnea from adenotonsillar hypertrophy
. Anesth Analg 1999; 89:328-332.
Risk factors in children identified with OSAS range from adenotonsillar hypertrophy
, obesity, cranio-facial abnormalities such as Pierre-Robin Syndrome, and neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy.
Adenotonsillectomy is recommended as the first-line treatment of patients with symptomatic adenotonsillar hypertrophy
is common among children, but it can lead to serious complications if left untreated.
MPS patients present commonly with ENT problems in particular Otitis media (30%), hearing loss (75%) adenotonsillar hypertrophy
(75%) frequent upper airway infections (75%) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (45%) and fifty percent of patients requiring surgical therapy.