Journal of Rhinology 2007;14(2):122-124.
Published online November 30, 2007.
A Case of Children Suspected as Obstructive Sleep Apnea due to Tubal Tonsillar Hypertrophy
Jun Mo Kim, Seuk Hwa Kim, Ji Hun Yoo, Beung Teak Lee
Department of Otolaryngology, Pundang Jesaeng Hospital, Daejin Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea.
이관 편도 비대증에 의한 소아 수면 무호흡이 의심되는 환자 1예
김준모, 김석화, 유지훈, 이병택
대진의료재단 분당제생병원 이비인후과
Consequences of an untreated sleep related breathing disorder include failure to thrive, enuresis, attention deficit disorder, behavior problems, poor academic performance, and cardiopulmonary disease. The most common etiology of sleep related breathing disorder in children is adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Other upper airway lesion should be evaluated. We experienced a case of a child whose etiology of sleep related breathing disorder was suspected to have been caused by a tubal tonsil hypertrophy. Therefore, in this paper, we present a case of a sleep related breathing disorder in a child which was successfully treated by removing the tubal tonsil hypertrophy.
Key Words: Waldeyer's ring;Pharyngeal lymphoid tissue;Tonsil;Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

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