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Claire M Lawlor, Charles A Riley, John M Carter, Kimsey H Rodriguez
Importance: The 1996 Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Inpatient Guidelines of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee recommended that children younger than 3 years be admitted following tonsillectomy. Recommendations for hospital observation were not included as a key action statement in the 2011 AAO-HNS Clinical Practice Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children. Objective: To examine the association between posttonsillectomy complication rate and the age and weight of the child at the time of surgery...
March 15, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Ralph F Wetmore
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September 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Nickolas Boroda, Monika Malesinska, Michelle S Kars, Lee P Smith
OBJECTIVES: Airway management during adenoidectomy is traditionally performed through endotracheal intubation (ETT). Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) may be less stimulating to the airway and allow for shorter overall operating room time. Previous studies report LMA use during adenotonsillectomy. There has been no prior evaluation of LMA use during adenoidectomy alone. In this study, we attempt to identify the rate and contributing factors of LMA failure during adenoidectomy. METHODS: All pediatric patients undergoing adenoidectomy between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 were reviewed...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Anke Rissmann, Andrea Koehn, Marja Loderstedt, Cornelia Schwemmle, Gerrit Goetze, Sylva Bartel, Stefan K Plontke, Joerg Langer, Klaus Begall, Peter Matulat, Friedrich-Wilhelm Roehl, Ulrich Vorwerk
OBJECTIVES: Airway management during adenoidectomy is traditionally performed through endotracheal intubation (ETT). Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) may be less stimulating to the airway and allow for shorter overall operating room time. Previous studies report LMA use during adenotonsillectomy with conversion rates to ETT of up to 17%. There has been no prior evaluation of LMA use during adenoidectomy alone. In this study, we attempt to identify the rate and contributing factors of LMA failure during adenoidectomy...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Romaine F Johnson, Andrew Chang, Ron B Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: 1) Investigate incidence and predictors of readmissions after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy (T&A) in children. 2) Identify factors that may predict readmission. SETTINGS: Nationwide cross-sectional survey of US hospital admissions. SUBJECTS: and Methods: The 2013 Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD) was used to examine all-cause readmissions within 30 days of T&A in children (age <18 years). Logistic regression was used to analyze the associations of demographics, diagnosis, insurance status, length of index stay, and median household income with readmission...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Min Su Kim, So Young Kim, Hyo Geun Choi
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare post-operative (post-op) visits for sinusitis between adenoidectomy and non-adenoidectomy participants (control). METHODS: Using the national cohort study from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, we used 1:4 matching to select 2,593 adenoidectomy participants and 10,372 control participants. Post-op visits for sinusitis were measured from post-op 1 year through post-op 9 years. Equivalence testing was used...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Ying-Ying Gao, Hong-Juan Wang, You Wu
BACKGROUND: Known causes of superficial punctuate keratopathy (SPK) in children include entropion, viral infection, blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC), and toxicity of eye drops. However, there are some SPK patients whose causes could not be identified well. Herein, we describe the history, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a rare case. CASE PRESENTATION: To report a case of superficial punctate keratopathy (SPK) which coexisted with floppy eyelid syndrome (FES) and presented as intermittent red eye and blurred vision in an 11-year-old boy who slept in the prone position...
February 23, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
H Walijee, M Krishnan, R Sharma, S De
BACKGROUND: During tonsillectomy, one of the key concerns is establishing adequate haemostasis. Intra-operative haemorrhage from the upper pole of the tonsil fossae can be a challenge to deal with because of an inability to clearly visualise bleeding points. Laryngeal mirrors are readily available in an ENT operating theatre and routinely used for indirect visualisation of the post-nasal space during adenoidectomy. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes a technique, utilising a laryngeal mirror placed within the tonsil fossa (after having removed the palatine tonsil), to visualise the upper pole and any bleeding points...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Kishan M Thadikonda, Amber D Shaffer, Amanda L Stapleton
OBJECTIVES: 1. Determine the percentage of patients under the age of 3 undergoing adenoidectomy-alone who require subsequent management of residual sleep disordered breathing (SDB).2. Characterize complications following adenoidectomy and determine if any perioperative factors are associated with intra-operative or post-operative complications and outcomes. METHODS: Case series with chart review was conducted including children seen at a tertiary care children's hospital between 2008 and 2012...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Sarantis Blioskas, Petros Karkos, George Psillas, Stamatia Dova, Marios Stavrakas, Konstantinos Markou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cohort was to determine potential risk factors, concerning the effectiveness of adenoidectomy in the treatment of chronic otitis media with effusion in children. METHODS: Ninety six children with chronic otitis media with effusion treated with adenoidectomy were enrolled in this study. A thorough medical history was taken, including family history of otologic disease, parental smoking habits and breast feeding history. Radiographic palatal airway size was measured preoperatively, whereas the presence of allergy was also investigated...
February 6, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
F Simon, M Haggard, R M Rosenfeld, H Jia, S Peer, M-N Calmels, V Couloigner, N Teissier
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common childhood disease defined as the presence of liquid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of acute ear infection. Children can be impacted mainly with hearing impairment and/or co-occurring recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) thus requiring treatment. Although many meta-analyses and national guidelines have been issued, management remains difficult to standardize, and use of surgical and medical treatments continue to vary. We convened an international consensus conference as part of the 2017 International Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies Congress, to identify best practices in OME management...
February 2, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Kenneth R Whittemore, Jenna M Dargie, Briana K Dornan, Brian Boudreau
OBJECTIVES: To determine the usage of otolaryngology services by children with cleft palate at a pediatric tertiary care facility. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Specialty clinic at a pediatric tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Children born between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2002, with the diagnosis of cleft palate or cleft lip and palate. A total of 41 female and 48 male patients were included. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Total number of otolaryngology clinic visits and total number of otolaryngologic surgeries (tympanostomy tube placements and other otologic or upper airway procedures)...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Carolyn O Dirain, Rodrigo C Silva, William O Collins, Patrick J Antonelli
OBJECTIVE: To compare the microbial flora of adenoids from patients with recurrent acute otitis media (AOM) and patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was prospective and controlled. Adenoids were obtained from children undergoing adenoidectomy for recurrent AOM (n=7) or OSA (n=13). Specimens were processed for total deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) isolation. 16s DNA 454-pyrosequencing was performed on AOM (n=5) and OSA (n=5) specimens...
December 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Taliye Cakabay, Selin Üstün Bezgin, Sadık Etka Bayramoglu, Nihat Sayin, Murat Kocyigit
OBJECTIVE: To assess choroidal thickness in children with adenoid hypertrophy versus normal controls using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: Twenty-six children (left and right eyes, total 52 eyes), which were scheduled to adenoidectomy with severe adenoid hypertrophy and 26 age, sex and body mass index-matched healthy subjects (left and right eyes, total 52 eyes) were included in the study. Choroidal thicknesses (CT) were evaluated using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography...
January 8, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Birgül Tuhanıoğlu, Sanem Okşan Erkan
Background/aim: The incidence of adenoid hypertrophy is 2%-3% in children. Adenoidectomy is a commonly performed procedure in children that may cause complications such as early or late bleeding (4%-5%), recurrence of adenoid tissue (10%-20%), and postoperative respiratory problems (27%). Therefore, medical therapy alternatives to adenoidectomy are important and must be tried before surgery. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of mometasone furoate, montelukast, and a combination of these drugs in pediatric patients with adenoid hypertrophy who were scheduled for reduction with medical therapy after not being recommended for surgery...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Yehia Ashry, Kosuke Kawai, Dennis Poe
Objective: To assess the role and effect of concomitant adjunctive procedures when combined with balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube (BDET), including a new technique for treating obstructive disease within the bony Eustachian tube (ET). Study Design: Retrospective case series. Setting: Tertiary medical center. Subjects: Adults with persistent (≥2 years): 1) OME or non-fixed TM retraction AND type B or C tympanogram OR 2) Consistent symptoms of barochallenge with flights or diving, all despite medical treatment for ≥6 weeks...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Selin Ünsaler, Bora Başaran, Ismet Aslan, Dilek Yilmazbayhan
We report a case of low-grade nasopharyngeal papillary adenocarcinoma in a 9 year-old male that was diagnosed incidentally after an adenoidectomy procedure and treated with endonasal endoscopic nasopharyngectomy without any adjuvant therapy. The patient has been followed up for 3 years with no evidence of recurrence. We point out the importance of preoperative fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy in the absence of longstanding symptoms in school-aged children and histopathologic examination of adenoidectomy specimens in the presence of atypical findings...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Chris Mularczyk, David L Walner, Katherine K Hamming
OBJECTIVE: To compare and contrast coblation and microdebrider with touch-up electrocautery (ME) for adenoidectomy in children. METHODS: Patients <18 years old undergoing adenoidectomy without tonsillectomy were selected for this prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Participants were enrolled into one of two groups based on birth date: coblation or ME. The surgeons completed a standard survey about intraoperative factors for each method. Recovery nurses filled out a standardized survey postoperatively...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Mayra Soares Ferreira, João Mangussi-Gomes, Roberta Ximendes, Anne Rosso Evangelista, Eloá Lumi Miranda, Leonardo Bomediano Garcia, Aldo C Stamm
INTRODUCTION: Pharyngeal tonsil hyperplasia is the most frequent cause of nasal obstruction and chronic mouth breathing during childhood. Adenoidectomy is the procedure of choice for the resolution of these symptoms. It is not yet known, however, whether the conventional technique ("blind curettage") has been surpassed by more modern adenoidectomy techniques (video-assisted, with the aid of instruments). This study aimed to compare the conventional adenoidectomy technique with two other emerging techniques, performed in a reference otorhinolaryngology center...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Adrian A Ong, Carlyn M Atwood, Shaun A Nguyen, Ronald J Teufel, Chitra Lal, Angela C LaRosa, David R White
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To analyze the trend of sleep surgeries in pediatric patients with Down syndrome (DS) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and to compare this to nonsyndromic (NS) children with OSA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort database analysis. METHODS: Analysis of the 1997 to 2012 editions of the Kid's Inpatient Database was conducted. Using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes, all patients with OSA were identified, and subsequently, subgroups of NS children and children with DS were identified...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
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