Impact of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on child behavior.

  title={Impact of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on child behavior.},
  author={Nira A. Goldstein and James Christopher Post and Richard M. Rosenfeld and Thomas F. Campbell},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={126 4},
OBJECTIVE To measure the impact of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) on children's behavioral and emotional problems using a standardized assessment. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS Thirty-six children, aged 2 through 18 years, with symptoms of nighttime snoring, observed apneas, and daytime mouth breathing and physical examination results demonstrating 3+ or 4+ tonsils scheduled for T&A. INTERVENTION Parents completed a standard survey… CONTINUE READING
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