Parents of children with asthma often report that their children's asthmatic symptoms improve after an adenotonsillectomy
, but that observation has not been well studied, Dr.
In most children, adenotonsillectomy
resolves obstructive sleep apnea and, presumably, UARS and snoring in children, she said.
Tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy
are commonly performed on children.
Zestos et al investigated the efficacy of a subhypnotic dose of propofol to treat vomiting after adenotonsillectomy
Huang and colleagues examined the effect of three treatment options on 66 children with ADHD and mild obstructive sleep apnea confirmed by polysomnography treatment with methylphenidate, under supervision of the child's psychiatrist; systematic adenotonsillectomy
, in children with adenotonsil hypertrophy confirmed by a pediatric otolaryngologist; or a wait-and-see approach, with regular follow-up but no treatment.
In the pediatric population, treatment of OSAS usually begins with adenotonsillectomy
(T & A) if this lymphoid tissue is present and it is felt the child will benefit from this procedure.
1) The few existing trials are complicated by differences in treatment and control groups at baseline and by differential complication rates in groups receiving tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy
A polysomnogram confirmed the patient's mild obstructive sleep apnea, and a routine adenotonsillectomy
Analgesia for adenotonsillectomy
in children: A comparision of morphine and ketamine and tramadol.
is very effective in treating OSA.
Objective: To compare the pre and post-operative serum immunoglobulin levels in patients undergoing tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy