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J Int Med Res. 2003 Mar-Apr;31(2):84-7.

Does adenotonsillectomy improve growth in children with obstructive adenotonsillar hypertrophy?

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Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. erolselimoglu@hotmail.com

Abstract

Faltering growth may be associated with adenotonsillar hypertrophy, but its pathophysiological mechanism is unclear. This study included 29 pre-pubertal children with obstructive adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and aimed to investigate the probable difference in energy intake and serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) levels before and 6 months after adenotonsillectomy. Weight and height standard deviation scores, energy intake per kilogram and serum IGF-1 levels were found to be significantly higher 6 months after adenotonsillectomy, indicating that adenotonsillar hypertrophy is associated with poor growth.

PMID:
12760311
DOI:
10.1177/147323000303100204
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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