Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1990 / Article

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Volume 4 |Article ID 161796 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1990/161796

Ann G Sheehan, R Brent Scott, Helen M Machida, "Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy as a Cause of Failure to Thrive", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 4, Article ID 161796, 4 pages, 1990. https://doi.org/10.1155/1990/161796

Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy as a Cause of Failure to Thrive

Received25 Apr 1990
Accepted24 Jul 1990

Abstract

Two infant aged 11 and 15 months presented to the Gastroenterology Clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital because of failure to thrive. Clinical and laboratory investigations excluded any underlying abnormality of 1he gastrointestinal tract. Because of a history of obstructive upper respiratory symptoms, both were referred for ear, nose and throat evaluation, and both were found to have partial upper airway obstruction secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Subsequent adenotonsillectomy led to resolution of obstructive upper respiratory symptoms and dramatic increases in weight gain and growth. Adenotonsillar hypertrophy should be included among the potential causes of failure to thrive in infancy, especially if the child has a history of obstructive upper respiratory symptoms.

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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