OBJECTIVES. The aim of this study was to reevaluate the implication of early diagnosis of chronic adenoid syndrome and tonsillar hypertrophy in the prophylaxis and control of facial and dental deformities in children.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. The authors conducted a prospective study on 42 paediatric patients with chronic adenoid syndrome admitted in the ENT and Orthodontic Departments of “Sf. Spiridon” Emergency Hospital and “Sf. Maria” ENT Paediatric Department, Iasi, treated in collaboration with orthodontic and logopaedic specialists, with follow-up on the improvement of symptomatology and morphofunctional deficiencies.

RESULTS. Late diagnosis and treatment of the obstructive adenoid hypertrophy can cause difficulty in managing cases, consequently maintaining the aesthetic deficiencies and morphofunctional disorders within a follow-up period of 2 years. Furthermore, we present the chronic complications due to obstructive adenoid hypertrophy (rhinosinusal and ear-related diseases, obstructive sleep apnea), as well as the progression of these cases after interdisciplinary approach.

CONCLUSION. Chronic adenoiditis and tonsillar hypertrophy can increase the incidence of malocclusion in children, as well as causing changes in length and shape of the upper jaw and mandible, resulting in maxillofacial deformities.

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Medicine, Clinical Medicine, other, Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Speech, Voice and Paediatric Hearing Disorders, Oromaxillofacial Surgery