Archives - Adenoids & Tonsils

  • Adenotonsillectomy lowers high blood pressure in children with OSA

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a spectrum of disorders ranging from simple snoring to complete obstruction of upper airways during sleep, which affects both children and adults.
    The most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children is...

  • Clinical practice guidelines for tonsillectomy

    Tonsillectomy is the second most commonly performed surgery in United States with more than 5,30,000 procedures performed on children younger than 15 years each year.
    Although tonsillectomy is a routine procedure performed by general and...

  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

    Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VI) is the inability to temporarily close the connection between nasopharynx and oropharynx, due to an anatomical dysfunction in soft palate (velum), lateral pharyngeal wall or posterior pharyngeal wall. This can be due...

  • Adenotonsillectomy can improve bedwetting in children with obstructive sleep apnea

    Bladder control in children usually occurs by the age of 5 years. Nocturnal enuresis (NE) or bed wetting, is the involuntary urination during sleep, in absence of physical disease in a child older than 5 years.
    Nocturnal...

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a life threatening acute bacterial infectious condition caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The usual site of infection is the tonsils and oropharynx, but the disease can occur in nasal cavities, larynx or the skin...