KBB-Forum 2022 , Cilt 21, Sayı 2


Tuncay TUNÇCAN 1, MD; İrfan KAYGUSUZ 2, MD; Şinasi YALÇIN 2, MD; Turgut KARLIDAĞ 2, MD; Erol KELEŞ 2, MD; Abdulvahap AKYİĞİT 2, MD
1Ankara Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Onkoloji Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları, Ankara, Turkey
2Fırat Ünv. Tıp Fak. Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları, Elazığ, Turkey
Aim: To assess the effect of adenotonsillectomy for percentiles (on growth) on long times.

Materials and Methods: 36 boy and 24 girl underwent adenotonsilectomy when they were between 3.5 and 6 years in our clinic. Pre-operative families received weight and height measurements were taken, calculated percentiles. After 7 years we could achieved 49 patients and they were 31 boys and 18 girls, measured weight and height than calculated percentiles. The change in percentiles was compared.

Results: Children with adenotonsillectomy have a percentile increase in weight in both boys and girls. Height percentile increased in boys but height percentile was the same in girls.

Discussion: Adenotonsillectomy resulted as an increase in weight percentile for long-term follow up but there was a significant increase in percentiles in boys and no change in girls. Keywords : Adenotonsillectomy, percentile, length, weight