Evaluation of the effects of adenotonsillar hypertrophy and adenotonsillectomy on growth in children


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Kartal L. , ŞAHİN M. I. , Kulahli I., KENDİRCİ M.

TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.4, pp.260-266, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tpa.904
  • Title of Journal : TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-266

Abstract

Aim: Several factors including genetic factors, nutrition and environment play a critical role in the growth of children. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) can cause growth retardation by obstructing the upper airway. Surgical treatment of ATH has been considered to have a positive effect on growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of chronic ATH on growth by measuring weight, height, body mass index (BMI), bone age, serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) values before and after adenotonsillectomy.