Evaluation of Body Mass Index of 3–10-year-old Children with Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy, who Referred to Khatamolanbia Hospital during 2017–2018

  • Gholam-Ali Dashti Khavidaki Department of ENT Disorder, AL-Zahra Hospital, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
  • Reza Gharibi Department of ENT Disorder, AL-Zahra Hospital, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Keywords: Body mass index, 3–10-year-old children, Adenotonsillar hypertrophy


BACKGROUND: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is a common disorder in the children’s population that can lead to growth disorders. Chronic adenotonsillar hypertrophy can cause a break in the normal growth of children, weight loss, and decreased growth hormone secretion.

AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate adenotonsillar hypertrophy in the growth rate of children with height, weight, and body mass index (BMI).

METHODS: In this descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study, after examining 312, 3–10-year-old children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy, who met the inclusion criteria, growth scales were evaluated and entered into the patient evaluation form.

RESULTS: There was a significant relationship between BMI, height, weight, and severity of tonsillar hypertrophy at Brodsky’s scale (P <0.001). Our studies showed well that with increasing severity of adenotonsillar hypertrophy disease, the growth indicators are also decreased in children.

CONCLUSION: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy decreases growth indicators in children. There was also a relationship between growth indicators and severity of adenotonsillar hypertrophy in patients.


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Khavidaki G-AD, Gharibi R. Evaluation of Body Mass Index of 3–10-year-old Children with Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy, who Referred to Khatamolanbia Hospital during 2017–2018. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020Jun.17 [cited 2020Oct.31];8(B):324-8. Available from: https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/4393
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