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Estimating Adenoidal Obstruction of the Nasopharyngeal Airway in Children (Nasal Obstruction Index of Paradise et al)

Specialty:

Otolaryngology
Infectious Diseases
General Surgery
Pedatrics

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Description:

Children with adenoidal obstruction of the nasopharyngeal airway will show increased mouth breathing and hyponasality in speech. A clinical index based on mouth breathing and nasality of speech correlates with the degree of obstruction seen on X-ray. The study was done at the University of Pittsburgh.

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