wersja polska  
Mediton - Publishing House
Start page  Journals  Books  Conferences  News  Mediton  Contact   
print this
   Otorhinolaryngology - archive  

Allergy Asthma Immunology
     Editorial staff
     Editorial board
     For authors
Allergology Review

 Search in articles:
  Patronage of the Polish Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics

vol 8. no 2. June 2009  

 Original articles
Endofiberoscopic diagnostics of breathing disorders and dysphonia in children
Grażyna Niedzielska, Izabela Szlązak, Leszek Grzywna, Ewa Zinkiewicz

Introduction. Breathing disorders and dysphonia in children are frequent but not easy to diagnose. Transnasal endofiberoscopy seems to be an optimum method in such cases.
Aim. The aim of this study was to determine causes of impaired patency of the upper respiratory tract and dysphonia in children from the results of endofiberoscopic examination.
Material and methods. The study involved examination of 1473 patients aged from 1 month to 18 years, performed at the Clinical Ambulatory of Pediatric Hospital Clinic during one calendar year. Nasopharynx and larynx were examined by fiberoscopy performed using a GP 2.8 and 3.2 mm dia. Olympus ENF XION EF-N SLIM nasopharyngoscope.
Results. No significant pathology connected with breathing disorders was detected in 1/3 of the patients, whereas in the remaining 2/3 of the cases the cause of this problem was adenoid hypertrophy requiring surgical treatment. Among the patients with laryngeal abnormalities, vocal nodules, often in coexistence with gastroesophageal reflux, were the most common cause of dyaphonia. Larynx flaccidity was the second most frequent disease.
Conclusions. Endofiberoscpy, which is a non-invasive and objective method, should be extensively used to diagnose and monitor treatment of nasal and laryngeal abnormalities in children.

keywords: endofiberoskopia, przerost migdałka gardłowego, duszność, refluks krtaniowo-gardłowy, guzki głosowe, fiberendoscopy, adenoid hypertrophy, dyspnoea, laryngopharyngeal reflux, vocal nodules, dysphonia

pages: from 76 to 80

estimated time of download (177 kB)
broadband speed:561282565121024[kbps]

You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF file. It's free. If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin yet, you can get it HERE.

Start page | Journals | Books | Conferences | News | Mediton | Contact

Copyright © 1996-2020 Mediton Publishing House | All rights reserved.