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Effects of Adenotonsillectomy on Pulmonary Arterial Pressure
Eftekharian A *, Beiranvand MR, Rad N, Karimaneh A, Gachkar L
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Background: Purpose: There are several studies which have shown that adenotonsillar hypertrophy can cause airway obstruction, chronic alveolar hypoventilation and even may lead to severe cardiopulmonary complications like pulmonary artery hypertension. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of adenotonsillectomy on pulmonary arterial pressure in children with hypertrophic tonsils and adenoids. Materials and Methods: fourty children (21 males, 19 females) aged between 4 and 14 (mean 7/9±2/3) years with a diagnosis of upper airway obstraction due to hypetrophied tonsils and adenoids were included in our study. Pulmonary arterial pressure was measured by Doppler echocardiography both preoperatively, and 6 weeks after opertion. Results: Preoperative pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) was 26/1 ± 3/9 mmHg and post-operative PAP was 25/9 ± 5 mmHg. Although in two cases out of three ones who had raised preoperative PAP, adenotonsillectomy resulted in decreasing the pressure, but there was no statistically significant difference between pre-operative and post-operative echocardiographic findings. Conclusion: It seems that whilst increasing of pulmomary arterial pressure (owing to Adenotousillar hypertrophy), adenotonsillectomy can be of beneficial outcomes in decreasing this pressure
Keywords: Adenotonsillectomy, Pulmonary arterial pressure, Adenotonsillar hypertrophy
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2017 | Accepted: 2017 | Published: 2017
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Eftekharian A, Beiranvand MR, Rad N, Karimaneh A, Gachkar L. Effects of Adenotonsillectomy on Pulmonary Arterial Pressure. pajoohande. 2008; 13 (3) :225-229
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