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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Apr;95:84-86. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.02.010. Epub 2017 Feb 11.

Refractory sleep apnea caused by tubal tonsillar hypertrophy.

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1
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: 99-21045@hanmail.net.

Abstract

Snoring/sleep apnea are usual symptoms of adenotonsillar hypertrophy, and adenotonsillectomy is usually recommended. In rare cases, symptoms remain after surgery, and tubal tonsil hypertrophy could be the cause. We experienced a pediatric patient whose symptoms were refratory snoring/sleep apnea although he previously underwent three times of adenotonsillectomy. We diagnosed tubal tonsil hypertrophy which was the cause of refractory symptoms, and decided to perform volume reduction with radiofrequency ablation. We suggest that tubal tonsil hypertrophy should be taken into account of the cause of refractory sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy, and volume reduction with radiofrequency may be an effective method.

KEYWORDS:

Adenoid; Adenotonsillectomy; Snoring; Tonsil; Tubal tonsil

PMID:
28576540
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.02.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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