Latest Pharyngeal tonsil Stories

2006-02-08 10:18:37

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After having their tonsils and adenoids out because of obstructed breathing during sleep, some children tend to become overweight. The reason may be a decrease in fidgeting and hyperactivity, according to a new report. Children "should be closely monitored" for changes in their weight after undergoing adenotonsillectomy, Dr. James N. Roemmich told Reuters Health, and "physicians should provide appropriate counseling regarding weight...

2005-08-01 14:35:11

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of children with mild sleep-disordered breathing, a once-daily Singulair pill led to significant reductions in both adenoid size and respiratory-related sleep disturbance. Singulair, known generically as montelukast, is usually prescribed for treating asthma and can be given to kids as a chewable tablet. The new findings suggest that anti-inflammatory treatment may be useful in children with sleep-disordered breathing that is too mild to warrant...

Latest Pharyngeal tonsil Reference Libraries

2013-01-18 11:24:15

The tonsil is an organ that functions within the lymphatic system. It is a mass of lymphoid tissue located in the throat as a first line defense against pathogens as they are inhaled or ingested. Types and Locations The most commonly spoken of tonsil is the palatine tonsil. These tonsils are located in the back of the throat on each side of the oropharynx. Adenoids are the second most commonly spoken of and also referred to as pharyngeal tonsils. They are located on the roof of the...

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