Adenoid volume, allergy and gastroesophageal reflux disease – potentially influencing factors of the outcome of adenotomy

Renāta Klagiša, Alise Adoviča, Kristaps Dambergs, Jānis Sokolovs

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Abstract

Introduction. The purpose of the study was to assess the outcomes of adenotomy by preoperative and postoperative
questionnaire and to investigate the impact of allergy and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on the efficiency of
the operation.
Material and Methods. The study was carried out in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative stages. During
preoperative and postoperative stages parents filled in the questionnaires. Intraoperatively adenoid tissue volume were
evaluated. Associations between adenoid volume, allergies and signs of GERD were assessed.
Results. Mean adenoid tissue volume was 2.31 ± 1.41 ml, with volume variety from 0.50 to 8.00 ml. Between mean
adenoid volume (ml) and allergies or signs of GERD no statistically significant difference or statistically high
correlation was found. Statistically significant difference (P χ = 0.0132) and moderate association (Eta = 0.65) was
found between mean adenoid volume in combination with allergy and signs of GERD.
Discussion. The volume of adenoid tissue has no statistically significant correlation with clinical improvement after the
surgery, but it is associated with combinations of symptoms of GERD and allergy. We suggest an evaluation of GERD
in children younger than three years. Children with adenoids should be tested for allergy. If those diseases are
suspected, we should examine the patient and treat them before an operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 62nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University
Subtitle of host publicationPart A. Natural Sciences
EditorsIrēna Kokina
Place of PublicationDaugavpils
PublisherDaugavpils University
Pages101-110
ISBN (Print)978-9984-14-925-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventDaugavpils Universitātes 62. starptautiskā zinātniskā konference = the 62nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University - Daugavpils, Latvia
Duration: 28 May 202029 May 2020
Conference number: 62

Conference

ConferenceDaugavpils Universitātes 62. starptautiskā zinātniskā konference = the 62nd International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University
CountryLatvia
CityDaugavpils
Period28/05/2029/05/20

Keywords

  • adenoids
  • adenotomy
  • allergy
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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