The effect of recurrent tonsillitis and adenotonsillectomy on growth in childhood


Aydogan M. , Toprak D., Hatun S., Yueksel A., Gokalp A. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.71, ss.1737-1742, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2007.07.012
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1737-1742

Özet

Objective: Tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy may cause recurrent tonsillitis and upper airway obstruction in children. A reduced dietary intake and failure to gain weight is frequently reported by parents of children with a history of recurrent acute tonsillitis and adenotonsiller hypertrophy. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate whether surgical treatment of adenotonsillar hypertrophy affects the circulating concentrations of insulin-tike growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) along with IGF-1 SDS and IGFBP-3 SDS's adjusted to age which are more important in evaluating growth in childhood.