Title

MRI determination of volumes for the upper airway and pharyngeal lymphoid tissue in preterm and term infants.

Year of Publication

2017

Number of Pages

51-56

Date Published

2017 Dec 16

ISSN Number

1873-4499

Abstract

<p>We aim to determine average volumes of the upper airway, adenoids and tonsils in preterm and term infants and assess for the differences according to weight, sex and ethnicity. The volumes of the upper airways, tonsils and adenoids were measured from brain MR images in 96 (49 preterm and 47 term) infants and compared using a two-tailed t-test (significant at p&lt;0.05). The average volumes are reported for both groups. Term infants showed larger naso- and oropharyngeal volumes (independent of weight, sex, and ethnicity). No differences in hypopharyngeal, adenoidal or tonsillar volumes were found.</p>

DOI

10.1016/j.clinimag.2017.12.010

Alternate Title

Clin Imaging

PMID

29276961

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