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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 789-791

Community level evaluation of adenoid hypertrophy on the basis of symptom scoring and its X-ray correlation

1 Department of Otolaryngorhinology, Modern Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, MGM Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.201156

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Introduction: One of the major causes of pediatric morbidity today at the community level is infection involving the ear, nose, and throat. Maximum of these patients respond well initially on general regular medications, but then recurrent complaints are not very uncommon. One of the major causes for such recurrence is hypertrophy of adenoids, the evaluation of which requires a battery of sophisticated investigative tools and expertise which are lacking at the community level. The aim of the study is to evaluate various symptoms related to adenoid hypertrophy and its correlation to the size of the adenoid seen in the lateral view nasopharyngeal X-ray. The aim of the study was to assess various symptoms related to adenoid hypertrophy and its correlation with the size of adenoid radiologically. Methods: A total of fifty cases of pediatric age with strong clinical suspicion of adenoid hypertrophy were included in the study. Through ENT examination was done. X-ray lateral view nasopharynx was obtained. Results: Adenoid hypertrophy was graded according to symptoms score and lateral cephalometric/radiographs. Snoring was the most frequent symptom which had a linear relation with the size of the adenoid. Conclusion: There was good agreement between symptom and the X-ray findings.

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