Doppler echocardiography in adenotonsillar hypertrophy.

  title={Doppler echocardiography in adenotonsillar hypertrophy.},
  author={Murat Cem Miman and Tayfun Kirazli and Ruhi A Ozyurek},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={54 1},
OBJECTIVE Adenotonsillar hypertrophy causing upper airway obstruction may lead to the pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale. This study aimed to clarify the diagnostic methods of this complication, besides polysomnography, to find another objective criterion for surgical intervention and to demonstrate the curative effect of adenotonsillectomy on this complication using this objective criterion. METHODS We studied the outcomes of 17 children with pulmonary hypertension secondary to the… CONTINUE READING


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