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Endoscopic Lingual Tonsil Hypertrophy Grading Scale

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Lingual tonsil hypertrophy may be associated with obstructive sleep apnea or disordered breathing. Friedman et al reported a grading scheme to describe the endoscopic appearance of lingual tonsil hypertrophy in pediatric patients. Sung et al described a somewhat similar scale for adults, with correlation to imaging studies.

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