Background/Aim: The aim of this study was to estimate the quality of life (QOL) in children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) before and after adenoidectomy and before and after adenotonsillectomy using the OSA-18 survey. Setting and Design: The prospective study included sixty children with symptoms of SDB caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils, of both sexes, aged 3-12 years, consecutively admitted into the ENT Clinic in Tuzla, for adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy. Methods: Patients were divided in two subgroups: thirty patients who underwent adenoidectomy and thirty patients who underwent adenotonsillectomy. Parents or caregivers completed the OSA-18 survey before surgery and 5 weeks after surgery. For statistical analysis was used StudentÂ’s t-test of pared samples. The values p [Med Arch 2013; 67(2.000): 111-114]

sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), OSA-18 survey, adenoidectomy, adenotonsillectomy

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