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Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Sep;270(10):2657-61. doi: 10.1007/s00405-013-2364-9. Epub 2013 Feb 5.

The role of mometasone furoate nasal spray in the treatment of adenoidal hypertrophy in the adolescents: a prospective, randomized, cross-over study.

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  • 1Tuzla State Hospital Otolaryngology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.


Aim of this work is to find out whether the symptoms attributable to adenoid hypertrophy in adolescents may be treated with intranasal mometasone furoate (MF) application. To learn if adenoid hypertrophy in adolescents may decrease in size with intranasal MF. A prospective, double blind, randomized, cross-over study was conducted in 28 subjects (12-18 years) with adenoidal hypertrophy. Subjects used intranasal MF or placebo for a duration of 6 weeks with a wash out period of 3 weeks. Subjective symptoms and adenoid size were evaluated. At the initiation of the study, there was no significant difference between the mean symptom scores for any of the sinonasal symptoms between the two treatment groups. There was significant improvement in total subjective symptoms (nasal blockage, rhinorrhea, cough, snoring and disruption of quality of life scores) with MF compared with placebo. Analysis of the symptoms separately showed a significant positive effect of MF on all symptoms except for rhinorrhea. Nasal endoscopic evaluation failed to demonstrate any difference in the reduction of the adenoid size between the two groups. MF has significant advantage over placebo for the symptoms attributable to adenoid hypertrophy in adolescents.

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