tonsillectomy


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tonsillectomy

surgical removal of the palatine tonsils

tonsillectomy

[‚tan·sə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the palatine tonsil.
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Conversely, some surgeons believe that NSAID painkillers increase the risk of bleeding after tonsillectomy, Chua said.
"Please Explain Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy to Me" is organized on a timeline: First is making the decision to have surgery, and underlying causes, second is introducing the topic to the child before surgery, divided into 3-4 weeks before and 2-3 weeks before surgery, phase three is a countdown to the day of surgery, and phase 4 deals with the day of surgery, before, during and after, including at home after surgery.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology recently released an updated guideline regarding care for children undergoing a tonsillectomy. Guidelines for caring for patients before, during, and after a tonsillectomy were first released in 2011.
Tonsillectomy complications include intraoperative and postoperative hemorrhage, respiratory complications, nausea, vomiting, pain, and burn injuries.
This questionnaire included information regarding age, occupation (officer housewife, student, or other); existence of allergic diseases (asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug hypersensitivity food allergy urticaria-angioedema, or venom allergy); and the age at diagnosis; if tonsillectomy was performed, at what age and the reason of removal; if adenoidectomywas performed, at what age and the reason of removal; presence of other diseases (nasal polyp, sinusitis, or upper respiratory tract infection); history of atopy; and any relative suffering any allergic diseases.
In the present study, we evaluated the routine histopathological examination results of patients who underwent tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in our clinic.
Keywords: Post-tonsillectomy analgesia, Sucralfate after tonsillectomy, Tonsillectomy.
Tonsillectomy was associated with an almost tripled relative risk-the risk for those who had the operation compared with those who did not-for diseases of the upper respiratory tract including asthma, influenza, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or COPD.
Given the recurrent episodes of tonsillitis, the patient underwent tonsillectomy 2 months later.
A review of the literature was performed to evaluate the published evidence regarding surgical management (tonsillectomy) of PANDAS.