International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2020)

Effect of Adenotonsillectomy on cardiopulmonary functions


Manar R Ahmed, Talaat M Farghaly, Abdelaziz M Hassan

Objective: to investigate and demonstrate changes in cardiopulmonary functions pre & post-operative in children suffering breathing difficulties due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy and scheduled for adenoteonsillectomy. Patients and methods: This study was carried out on 80 children from both genders with ages ranging from 3-14 years suffered from adenotonsillar hypertrophy complicated with obstructive sleep apnea [OSA), and upper airway resistance syndrome were scheduled for adenotonsillectomy. All cases followed up for 3 months after operation. Results: As regarding to echocardiography & SpO2 was the same at pre & post-operative assessment. The snoring, difficult breathing, adenoid hypertrophy &nocturnal enuresis showed statistically significant decrease postoperatively [P <0.001). While the appetite, social activity showed statistically significant increase in patient postoperatively [P<0.001). Conclusion: Adenotonsillectomy may have serious impact on improving some annoying manifestations like loss of appetite, nocturnal enuresis or even on affecting the daily normal life activities of a large scale of pediatric population.
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