Anatomy of Pharynx
A 6-year-old boy presented to ENT OPD with recurrent URTI, mouth breathing and impaired hearing. The boy was diagnosed as having adenoid hypertrophy for which adenoidectomy was done and grommet inserted; 1 week after surgery the boy was again brought to the OPD with torticollis. Which of the following are true about above clinical scenario.? [NEET Pattern]
|A||Antlantoaxial subluxation is the cause for his torticollis|
|B||The condition is M/C in children with Down's syndrome|
|C||Torticollis is not a complication after adenoid surgery and it is a sheer coincidence|
|D||Adenoidectomy should not have been done in the patient as adenoids would have spontaneously regressed|
This is M/C in patients of Down syndrome as children with Down's already have asymptomatic atlantoaxial instability which mani¬fests after surgery.