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At what % blockage of airway is developmental delays an issue in hypertrophic adenoid cases. Have ent, looking for industry standard?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Do not know of any
Developmental delays that develop because of hypertrophic adenoids.
Usually the person snores so badly that apnea becomes a concern, or the patient is a chronic mouth breather or has recurrent colds/sinus infections. All these symptoms usually indicate the need to remove the adenoids. The % blockage is the extent to which symptoms affect daily life.

In brief: Do not know of any
Developmental delays that develop because of hypertrophic adenoids.
Usually the person snores so badly that apnea becomes a concern, or the patient is a chronic mouth breather or has recurrent colds/sinus infections. All these symptoms usually indicate the need to remove the adenoids. The % blockage is the extent to which symptoms affect daily life.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: No standard
Unfortunately there is no defined standard -- it is a component that affect development but there are so many aspects to developmental delay that there is no clear way to have a numerical standard, just that is can contribute to speech, growth, and breathing issues.

In brief: No standard
Unfortunately there is no defined standard -- it is a component that affect development but there are so many aspects to developmental delay that there is no clear way to have a numerical standard, just that is can contribute to speech, growth, and breathing issues.
Dr. Scott Rickert
Dr. Scott Rickert
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