The clinical and radiological predictors of pulmonary hypertension in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy

@article{Orji2016TheCA,
  title={The clinical and radiological predictors of pulmonary hypertension in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy},
  author={Foster Tochukwu Orji and Daberechukwu K. Adiele and Nnaemeka G. Umedum and James O. Akpeh and Vincent C. Ofoegbu and Jones Ndubuisi Nwosu},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2016},
  volume={274},
  pages={1237-1243}
}
Unrelieved upper airway obstruction from highly prevalent adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) has the potential of producing structural remodelling of the pulmonary vascular bed with resultant pulmonary hypertension (PH) and cor pulmonale. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the local prevalence of PH and examine its clinical and radiological pointers among children with ATH. The airway obstruction was evaluated clinically by grading the nocturnal and daytime symptoms of ATH. A Brodsky… CONTINUE READING