Nocturnal enuresis and upper airway obstruction

Cinar U., Vural C., Cakir B., Topuz E., KARAMAN M. İ. , Turgut S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, cilt.59, ss.115-118, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0165-5876(01)00463-3
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.115-118


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between nocturnal enuresis (NE) and upper airway obstruction (UAO) in pediatric population. Material and method's: This study presents the results of our experience with 321 children who underwent adenotonsillar surgery. Results: Among 321 children who were operated on, 111 (35%) had NE. Seventy-four of the 111 children who had NE have been evaluated postoperatively. After a follow-up period of 3 months 47 (63%) patients were free of their complaints, while three (4%) of them reported decrease in the frequency of NE and 24 had no change in their complaints. Conclusions: We do suggest that UAO is probably a more common etiological factor in NE than previously recognised. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.