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of 'Nocturnal enuresis in children: Etiology and evaluation'

Nocturnal enuresis and upper airway obstruction.
Cinar U, Vural C, Cakir B, Topuz E, Karaman MI, Turgut S
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001;59(2):115.
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 METHODS: 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.
Department of Otolaryngology, Sisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.