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, cilt.47, ss.260-266, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tpa.904
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PEDIATRI ARSIVI-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.260-266

Özet

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.