Objective: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) leads to many disorders, especially cardiopulmonary diseases. Previous studies have reported the increase in pulmonary hypertension incidence in patients with ATH, as well as a decrease after adenotonsillectomy. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is becoming a prognostic indicator for pulmonary hypertension in recent studies, as it is in most cardiac diseases. It is known that larger platelets have increased proinflammatory and vasomotor activity, and prothrombotic potential. The purpose of this study to investigate whether of MPV levels changes after adenotonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Methods: In this study, MPV values in patients with ATH were evaluated, and the impact of surgical treatment on MPV levels was analyzed. Thirty-five patients had adenotonsillectomy, while the remaining 30 patients had adenoidectomy. The preoperative and postoperative third month hemogram results were compared.
Results: The mean age of the children was 6.51 ± 2.75 (2-16) years. The decrease in MPV levels after the operation was statistically significant (Preoperative 9,75±0,95; Postoperative 8,14±1,25). p
Mean platelet volume (MPV); Adenotonsillar hypertrophy; Adenotonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy.