Improved somatic growth following adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in young children. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms.

@article{Vontetsianos2005ImprovedSG,
  title={Improved somatic growth following adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in young children. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms.},
  author={Harilaos S Vontetsianos and Spiros E Davris and George D Christopoulos and C Dacou-voutetakis},
  journal={Hormones},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
The effect of Adenotonsillectomy on somatic growth was studied prospectively in 57, randomly selected children (31 boys, 26 girls), aged 5.03+/-1.32 (mean+/-1SD) years. The indication for surgery was adenotonsillar hypertrophy with or without recurrent infections. Weight, height, triceps skinfold thickness, and Body Mass Index were measured prior to the operation and 6-13 months afterwards. Weight was significantly improved following T&A in all children. The improvement in height was… CONTINUE READING
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