Antileukotrienes in adenotonsillar hypertrophy: a review of the literature

  title={Antileukotrienes in adenotonsillar hypertrophy: a review of the literature},
  author={M. Kar and N. Altıntoprak and N. Muluk and S. Ulusoy and S. Bafaqeeh and C. Cingi},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  • M. Kar, N. Altıntoprak, +3 authors C. Cingi
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
  • We assessed the use of antileukotrienes for treating adenotonsillar hypertrophy. We reviewed the current literature on the anatomy of adenotonsillar tissue, adenotonsillar hypertrophy/hyperplasia (and the associated pathophysiology and symptoms), and the effects of antileukotrienes used to treat adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Leukotrienes (LTs) are inflammatory mediators produced by a number of cell types, including mast cells, eosinophils, basophils, macrophages, and monocytes. There are several… CONTINUE READING
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