Usefulness of adenotonsillar size for prediction of severity of obstructive sleep apnea and flow limitation.

@article{Hwang2013UsefulnessOA,
  title={Usefulness of adenotonsillar size for prediction of severity of obstructive sleep apnea and flow limitation.},
  author={Se-Hwan Hwang and Christian Guilleminault and Chan-Soon Park and Taewon Kim and S Hong},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={326-34}
}
OBJECTIVE Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is considered the most common cause of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This study aimed to evaluate the relationships between tonsil/adenoid size, parameters of polysomnography, and subjective sleep symptoms. STUDY DESIGN Case-control studies. SETTING Tertiary care center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A 4-point tonsil grading method and adenoid-nasopharynx (AN) ratio were used to categorize tonsil and adenoid size, respectively. Sleep… CONTINUE READING