Title:
Consequences of chronic inflammation in children on facial growth, growth, behavioural disorders and smell
Authors:
C. Hupin* , P. Mahy* , C. Huart , L. Pitance , C. de Toeuf , P. Rombaux and N. Deggouj
Institutions:
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, UCL, Brussels, Belgium *These 2 authors contributed equally to the editing of this paper.
Keywords:
Children; adenotonsillar hypertrophy; growth; sleep; behaviour; smell disorders; allergic rhinitis; face; mouth breathing
Pages:
117 - 122
Abstract:
Consequences of chronic inflammation in children on facial growth, growth, behavioural disorders and smell. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is a common paediatric/otolaryngological disorder that may be associated with secondary growth or facial growth impairment, sleep disturbances, neurocognitive deficits, or smell loss. Surgical removal of the hypertrophic tissue eliminates the mechanical obstacle of the airways and is therefore curative in most cases. The purpose of the present review is to outline the impact of adenotonsillar hypertrophy and adenotonsillectomy on growth, facial growth, sleep, behaviour and smell.
Issue:
Suppl. 19, 2012


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Consequences of chronic inflammation in children on facial growth, growth, behavioural disorders and smell