Changes in serum IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 levels and growth in children following adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy

Kiris M., Muderris T., Celebi S., Cankaya H., Bercin S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.74, no.5, pp.528-531, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy on growth. For this purpose, we prospectively reviewed the postoperative changes in serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), weight and height in children that underwent adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy.