Effect of intratonsillar injection of steroids on the palatine tonsils of rabbits

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  • Objectives/Hypothesis: Nasal steroids may significantly improve nasal obstructive symptoms with a reduction of adenoid size in children, but they do not consistently yield the same concurrent effect on enlarged palatine tonsils. Failure of nasal steroids to decrease the size of palatine tonsils is believed to be attributable to location and washout by saliva. The purpose of this study was to determine if direct application of steroid via intratonsillar injection would reduce the size of palatine tonsils in the rabbit model.
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  • Cho DY; Sinha SR; Gardner JM; Schaller MP; Pamnani RD; Felt SA; Barral JK; Messner AH
  • Start Page

  • 2811
  • End Page

  • 2817
  • Volume

  • 124
  • Issue

  • 12