The assessment of pediatric laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is controversial. Otorhinolaryngologists may play a role in the evaluation of children with suspected LPR detecting typical airway endoscopic findings and/or associated diseases and may help in the selection of children to be subjected to further instrumental tests. In this perspective the present review aims at examining the available evidence in the literature regarding the assessment of LPR in children. After careful literature search there are no current validated symptoms assessment questionnaires for LPR evaluation in children; flexible fiberoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy remains controversial as a diagnostic tool in suspect LPR cases; even though the multichannel intraluminal impedance with pH monitoring has been proposed as the instrumental gold standard, further evidence need to be found for validation in children with typical features of LPR.

Galluzzi, F., Schindler, A., Gaini, R., & Garavello, W. (2015). The assessment of children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux: An Otorhinolaringological persepective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 79(10), 1613-1619 [10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.07.037].

The assessment of children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux: An Otorhinolaringological persepective

GALLUZZI, FRANCESCA
;
GAINI, RENATO MARIA
Penultimo
;
GARAVELLO, WERNER
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

The assessment of pediatric laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is controversial. Otorhinolaryngologists may play a role in the evaluation of children with suspected LPR detecting typical airway endoscopic findings and/or associated diseases and may help in the selection of children to be subjected to further instrumental tests. In this perspective the present review aims at examining the available evidence in the literature regarding the assessment of LPR in children. After careful literature search there are no current validated symptoms assessment questionnaires for LPR evaluation in children; flexible fiberoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy remains controversial as a diagnostic tool in suspect LPR cases; even though the multichannel intraluminal impedance with pH monitoring has been proposed as the instrumental gold standard, further evidence need to be found for validation in children with typical features of LPR.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
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Assessment; Children; Laryngopharyngeal reflux; Otorhinolaryngologists; Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Electric Impedance; Female; Humans; Infant; Laryngopharyngeal Reflux; Male; Otolaryngology; Otorhinolaryngology2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine; Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health
English
Galluzzi, F., Schindler, A., Gaini, R., & Garavello, W. (2015). The assessment of children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux: An Otorhinolaringological persepective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, 79(10), 1613-1619 [10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.07.037].
Galluzzi, F; Schindler, A; Gaini, R; Garavello, W
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