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Changes in body composition and growth pattern after adenotonsillectomy in prepubertal children

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Koycu A et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Turkey

Journal : International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Objective Adenotonsillar hypertrophy and chronic tonsillitis are associated with growth interruption during childhood, while adenotonsillectomy has been associated with growth improvement and increased body mass index (BMI). However, no reported study has investigated the effect of adenotonsillectomy on the proportion of body muscle and fat mass. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the effect of adenoidectomy and adenotonsillectomy on body muscle and fat composition in prepubertal children. Methods …
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