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Choroidal thickness evaluation in paediatric patients with adenotonsillar hypertrophy

  • A Yenigun (a1), A Elbay (a2), A M Hafiz (a1) and O Ozturan (a1)
Abstract
Abstract Objective:

To investigate choroidal thickness using enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography in paediatric patients with adenotonsillar hypertrophy, with comparison to healthy children, three months after adenotonsillectomy.

Methods:

The patients were assigned to three groups: an adenotonsillar hypertrophy group, an adenotonsillectomy group and a healthy control group. In all groups, subfoveal, temporal and nasal choroidal thickness measurements were taken.

Results:

In the subfoveal, temporal and nasal regions, choroidal tissue was found to be significantly thinner in adenotonsillar hypertrophy children than healthy children (p = 0.012, p = 0.027 and p = 0.020). The subfoveal and temporal choroidal thickness measurements of adenotonsillar hypertrophy group cases were significantly decreased compared to those in the adenotonsillectomy group (p = 0.038 and p = 0.048).

Conclusion:

There was a significant association between decreased choroidal thickness and adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy may play an important role in decreased choroidal thickness.

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Address for correspondence: Dr Alper Yenigun, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvarı, Vatan Caddesi, 34093 Fatih, İstanbul Fax: +90 (212) 453 18 70 E-mail: alperyenigun@gmail.com
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