Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1412-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Voice Change Following Adenotonsillectomy in Pediatric Population: Myth or Reality?—A Pilot Study 1 1 1 1 • • • • Ranjeetha Racheal Inja Roshna Rose Paul Lalee Varghese Swapna Santosh 1 1 Tunny Sebastian Suma Susan Mathews Received: 23 April 2018 / Accepted: 25 May 2018 Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2018 Abstract Modiﬁcations in the structure of pharynx fol- studies with larger number of patients, including involving lowing adenotonsillectomy are presumed to cause changes the subjective evaluation (PVOS) by another person in in the voice characteristics of patients. Data on effect of addition to patients’ parent need to be undertaken to tonsillectomy/adenotonsillectomy on changes in voice address this issue. among Indian children are sparse. This study was thus conducted to study the effect of adenotonsillectomy/ton- Keywords Voice PVOS Adenotonsillectomy sillectomy on childrens’ voice. It was a prospective Nasal resonance observational study of children aged 4–15 years undergo- ing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Mea- sures of voice were noted preoperatively, 1 and 3 months Introduction post-operatively. Subjective evaluation was done using Paediatric Voice Outcome Survey (PVOS) questionnaire Adenotonsillectomy is one of the most commonly per- administered to
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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