J Rhinol.  2007 Nov;14(2):122-124.

A Case of Children Suspected as Obstructive Sleep Apnea due to Tubal Tonsillar Hypertrophy

  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Pundang Jesaeng Hospital, Daejin Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea. drk@dmc.or.kr


Consequences of an untreated sleep related breathing disorder include failure to thrive, enuresis, attention deficit disorder, behavior problems, poor academic performance, and cardiopulmonary disease. The most common etiology of sleep related breathing disorder in children is adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Other upper airway lesion should be evaluated. We experienced a case of a child whose etiology of sleep related breathing disorder was suspected to have been caused by a tubal tonsil hypertrophy. Therefore, in this paper, we present a case of a sleep related breathing disorder in a child which was successfully treated by removing the tubal tonsil hypertrophy.


Waldeyer's ring; Pharyngeal lymphoid tissue; Tonsil; Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
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