Adenoids and clinical symptoms: Epidemiology of a cohort of 795 pediatric patients

Fabio Pagella, Mara De Amici, Alessandro Pusateri, Guido Tinelli, Elina Matti, Marco Benazzo, Amelia Licari, Sabrina Nigrisoli, Silvana Quaglini, Giorgio Ciprandi, Gian Luigi Marseglia

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Objective: Adenoid hypertrophy (AH) is very common in children and can cause airway obstruction. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the relationship between AH and other factors, including age, possible related symptoms, and allergies. Methods: Seven hundred and ninety-five patients (460 males, 335 females; mean age. =. 5.9 years; range age: 1-14 years) were seen in an ENT clinic for nasal symptoms. Nasal endoscopy was performed with a pediatric flexible endoscope. One hundred and sixty-nine patients had documented allergy sensitization. Patients were divided into two groups according to their age: group 1 included children aged 1-7 years, and group 2 included subjects aged 8-14 years. Results: Adenoid size was related to age (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2137-2141
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Adenoids
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Children
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Nasal obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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