OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA IN CHILDREN WITH ADENOID HYPERTROPHYJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2019-07-05
Authors : Merwin Paul. R Shobha. K Srinivasan K; Vivekanandhan. B.;
Page : 366-369
Keywords : Adenoid hypertrophy Obstructive sleep apnea OSA questionnaire.;
The objective of this study wasTo estimate the prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in children with adenoid hypertrophy using OSA screening questionnaire. This cross-sectional observational study was done in 50 children who visited the ENT department in a tertiary care teaching hospital in south India.The following data like: demographic details, OSA questionnaire filled by the parent, lateral radiograph of neck to assess adenoid size were collected. Fourteen percentage of children had a score of >0.33 in the questionnaire which is suggestive of presence of OSA. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy was found to be a risk factor of OSA in children.
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