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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241412/tonsillotomy-versus-tonsillectomy-in-adults-suffering-from-tonsil-related-afflictions-a-systematic-review
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Justin E R E Wong Chung, Peter Paul G van Benthem, Henk M Blom
OBJECTIVE: Tonsillotomy has emerged as an alternative for tonsillectomy in treating patients with tonsil-related afflictions. Tonsillotomy provides favourable outcomes in children, but treatment of choice in adults remains unclear. This systematic review sought to evaluate the current literature on the efficacy and adverse events of tonsillotomy compared to tonsillectomy in adults. METHODS: A Medline and Cochrane search was conducted for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and cohort studies comparing tonsillotomy to tonsillectomy in adults...
December 15, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238690/tonsillectomy-comparative-study-of-various-techniques-and-changing-trend
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Ravinder Verma, Ravneet Ravinder Verma, Rohan Ravinder Verma
Tonsillectomy is a major surgical procedure in terms of volume in the general otolaryngological practice. It is a 3000-year-old surgical operation, referred in Hindu medicine. There has been a conceptual change in the indications and surgical technique in the last 40 years. A comparative study between the various methods of tonsillectomy was done. The study was carried out in the single institutional set up by the same surgeon but using different techniques. The study aimed at comparing the intra-operative factors (blood loss, time taken for surgery), postoperative results (pain, bleeding, dehydration, time taken for complete healing), and other complications like vomiting and hospitalization time between different groups of surgical methods...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224763/tonsillectomy-or-tonsillotomy-a-systematic-review-for-paediatric-sleep-disordered-breathing
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REVIEW
Lai-Ying Zhang, Laurie Zhong, Michael David, Anders Cervin
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has challenged the practice of tonsillectomy in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Tonsillotomy (subtotal/partial/intracapsular tonsillectomy) has been proposed as an alternative with equivalent effectiveness and decreased post-operative morbidity, thus improving cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature comparing clinical efficacy, post-operative morbidity, and cost-effectiveness of tonsillotomy and tonsillectomy in paediatric (<16yo) patients with sleep-disordered breathing...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224750/blood-transfusion-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-undergoing-tonsillectomy
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Carlyn M Atwood, Sharon H Gnagi, Ronald J Teufel, Shaun A Nguyen, David R White
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is the second most common surgery in children with sickle cell disease. These children are at an increased risk of perioperative complications due to vaso-occlusive events. Although controversial, preoperative blood transfusions are sometimes given in an effort to prevent such complications. The purpose of this study is to analyze trends in the use of blood transfusion for management of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) undergoing tonsillectomy in a national database...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210796/perioperative-steroid-use-for-tonsillectomy-and-its-association-with-reoperation-for-posttonsillectomy-hemorrhage-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yoshihisa Miyamoto, Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Steroids reduce postoperative complications after tonsillectomy such as nausea and vomiting, pain, and delayed recovery. However, steroids may also increase the risk of severe posttonsillectomy bleeding requiring reoperation. METHODS: To evaluate the risk of postoperative bleeding requiring reoperation related to perioperative steroid use, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of 6149 patients treated at 68 hospitals using a hospital-based claims database...
November 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148201/current-perspectives-on-the-role-of-tonsillectomy
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REVIEW
Samuel R Greig
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common paediatric surgical procedures performed in Australasia. The aim of this paper is to provide an up-to-date review of the indications for the procedure (and the evidence base for each of these indications), as well as describe the surgical technique and perioperative management and risks for a non-surgical audience. The primary indications for tonsillectomy are obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) (where it is most commonly performed in association with adenoidectomy) and recurrent pharyngotonsillitis...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109644/xylometazoline-nasal-drops-induced-anaphylaxis-an-atypical-perioperative-complication
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Rudrashish Haldar, Sukhminderjit Singh Bajwa, Jasleen Kaur
Xylometazoline nasal drops used for nasal decongestion can have side-effect in the form of palpitation, hypertension, headache, and tremors. Anaphylaxis to xylometazoline nasal drops is a relatively unrecognized complication. We encountered a patient posted for tonsillectomy who developed serious anaphylaxis upon administration of a commercially available preparation of xylometazoline nasal drops and required aggressive management for stabilization. Further evaluation and literature search indicated toward the preservative (benzylalkonium chloride) as the cause of this adverse event...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103384/overnight-in-hospital-observation-following-tonsillectomy-retrospective-study-of-post-operative-intervention
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S Morris, E Hassin, M Borschmann
OBJECTIVE: The safety of day-case tonsillectomy is widely documented in the literature; however, there are no evidence-based guidelines recommending patient characteristics that are incompatible with day-case tonsillectomy. This study aimed to identify which patients should be considered unsafe for day-case tonsillectomy based on the likelihood of needing critical intervention. METHOD: Retrospective review of 2863 tonsillectomy procedures performed at University Hospital Geelong from 1998 to 2014...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033358/predictive-factors-of-early-postoperative-respiratory-complications-after-tonsillectomy-in-children-with-unidentified-risks-for-this-complication
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Florence Julien-Marsollier, Pierre Salis, Rachida Abdat, Thierno Diallo, Thierry van Den Abbelle, Souhayl Dahmani
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is considered as a therapeutic option in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Postoperative respiratory failure is a complication that can require respiratory support. The main objective of our study is to determine risk factors of postoperative respiratory complications in children undergoing tonsillectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a retrospective single centre observational study including patients with unanticipated postoperative respiratory failure...
October 12, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980588/-identification-of-the-specific-topographic-features-of-the-neck-vessels-for-the-prevention-of-bleedings-during-tonsillectomy
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A I Kryukov, G Yu Tsarapkin, A A Ivanchikov, A S Tovmasyan, S G Arzamazov, S A Panasov, E V Gorovaya, A S Kakorin
The objective of the present work was to study syntopy of the large neck vessels in relation to the capsule of palatine tonsils with the use of the MRI technology. A total of 109 patients (218 palatine tonsils) presenting with chronic tonsillitis were available for the examination including 64 women and 45 men at the age varying from 15 to 54 years. All of them underwent MRI-guided vascular visualization in the paratonsillar region together with the measurements of the vessels extending to the capsule of the palatine tonsils at the level of the upper and lower poles, and also close to the mid-third of each palatine tonsil...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932244/does-microscope-assistance-in-cold-steel-tonsillectomy-reduce-the-risk-of-postoperative-hemorrhage-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Thomas Wilhelm, Jan Wittlinger, Robert Georgiew, Christian Güldner, Stephan Hoch, Afshin Teymoortash, Thomas Günzel, Petar Stankovic
BACKGROUND: Posttonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) is the most feared complication. Dissection near the tonsillar capsule under microscopic view (TEmic) could be assumed to decrease PTH compared to traditional tonsillectomy (TEtrad). METHODS: In this study, patients were evaluated with respect to the need for surgical control (R/N: return/no return to theater (RTT): the day of surgery [0] or thereafter [1]). The findings at resection site and pain were measured. RESULTS: 869 patients were included (183 TEmic; 686 TEtrad)...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929074/role-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-complications-of-tonsillectomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Ziya Salturk, Tolgar Lutfi Kumral, Ahmet Arslanoglu, Imran Aydogdu, Guven Yildirim, Guler Berkiten, Yavuz Uyar
Tonsillectomy and tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy are among the most common surgical procedures in otolaryngology practice. Gastroesophageal reflux was identified as a risk factor for complications in tonsillectomy. This prospective study was designed to assess the role of reflux in the development of complications following tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Children (n = 60) who underwent tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy were divided into two groups, i.e., the laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) group and control group...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927847/tonsillectomy-in-adults-analysis-of-indications-and-complications
#13
Blanca Pilar Galindo Torres, Félix De Miguel García, Jaime Whyte Orozco
OBJECTIVE: Tonsillectomy is one of the surgical techniques most practiced by otolaryngologists, and despite being a relatively simple technique; it presents a considerable percentage of complications, such as postoperative bleeding. The aim of this study is to describe the surgical indications and most frequent complications, analyze whether surgical suture of the tonsillar pillars has an influence on bleeding, and study the data of hospital stay and its importance for the control of complications...
September 16, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900734/the-presence-of-minor-salivary-glands-in-the-peritonsillar-space
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Enni Kaltiainen, Johanna Wikstén, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Taru Ilmarinen, Jaana Hagström, Karin Blomgren
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is traditionally considered only a purulent complication of acute tonsillitis (AT), but may be related to infection of minor salivary glands. We analysed the presence of peritonsillar minor salivary glands and inflammation patterns in 114 adult tonsils representing three patient groups: recurrent AT, chronic tonsillitis (CT), and PTA. Samples acquired from elective tonsillectomies were stored in formalin, and after preparation were microscopically examined for inflammation and fibrotic changes...
November 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895023/israel-rake-retractor-modification-to-improve-exposure-during-oropharyngeal-surgery-on-patients-with-larger-body-habitus
#15
Andrew M Vahabzadeh-Hagh, Eddie Ramirez
PURPOSE: Elective oropharyngeal surgery including tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty performed for obstructive sleep apnea is increasingly performed on patients of larger body habitus. The use of the Crowe-Davis retractor in such patients may be complicated by a large barrel-chest making it difficult to anchor the retractor to the Mayo stand for suspension limiting oropharyngeal exposure. Here, we present a simple modification using the Israel Retractor to facilitate suspension of the Crowe-Davis mouth gag...
September 12, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877566/is-ginger-effective-in-reducing-post-tonsillectomy-morbidity-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-trial
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İlker Koçak, Cemil Yücepur, Ozan Gökler
Objectives: An assessment of the effects of ginger on pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, and wound site healing that occur after tonsillectomy. Methods: This prospective clinical study was participated by 49 patients aged 18-45 years out of 56 patients that underwent tonsillectomy and regularly attended follow-up visits. The patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group 1 consisted of 23 patients that used ginger capsules and group 2 consisted of 26 patients that did not use ginger capsules in addition to the routine antibiotic and paracetamol treatment following tonsillectomy...
September 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873028/randomized-prospective-evaluation-of-intraoperative-intravenous-acetaminophen-in-pediatric-adenotonsillectomy
#17
Christopher A Roberts, Shivani Shah-Becker, Ashley O'Connell Ferster, Aaron Baker, Lauren E Stahl, Khaled Sedeek, Michele M Carr
Objective To establish the safety and efficacy of single-dose intraoperative intravenous (IV) acetaminophen in postoperative pain management following adenotonsillectomy in addition to a standardized regimen of oral pain medication. Study Design Randomized, controlled prospective clinical trial. Setting Single academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients between the ages of 3 and 17 years scheduled for tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy by a single surgeon between December 2014 and November 2016 were recruited...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802358/guillotine-vs-classic-dissection-adenotonsillectomy-what-s-the-ideal-technique-for-children-in-tanzania
#18
Desderius C Chussi, Sophie W Poelman, Niels Van Heerbeek
OBJECTIVES: Adenotonsillectomy (ATE) is one of the most performed surgeries in children. Extensive research on which operation technique is the best in terms of minimal pain and complications, operative time and duration of hospital stay is being done mostly in highly resourced developing countries. In developing countries a need for cost effective and time saving operation techniques is essential due to the low-resource setting. This study aims to investigate whether the Guillotine Sluder operation techniques is ideal in a limited resource developing country setting...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790543/haemorrhage-rates-after-two-commonly-used-tonsillectomy-methods-a-multicenter-study
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Faris Brkic, Majda Mujic, Sekib Umihanic, Nermin Hrncic, Amna Goga, Ermin Goretic
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is a frequently used, low-risk surgical procedure. The post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage occurs rarely, but is a life-threatening complication. Some studies show that the surgical technique affects the haemorrhage rate. AIMS: To analyse the post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate, and to determine whether the effect of the surgical technique on the haemorrhage rate exists. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of all patients who underwent a tonsillectomy in three regional ENT departments in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Tuzla, Zenica and Bihac) between January 1(st) 2015 and October 31(st) 2016...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782298/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-tonsillar-cancer-addressing-the-contralateral-tonsil
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Peter T Dziegielewski, Brian J Boyce, Matthew Old, Theodoros N Teknos, Amit Agrawal, Hafiz Patwa, Enver Ozer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and risk factors for bilateral tonsillar cancers treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and to determine the morbidity of the procedure. METHODS: Patients undergoing TORS for known tonsillar cancer were retrospectively reviewed. Perioperative variables and surgical outcomes were analyzed to determine predictive factors for bilateral disease and morbidity rates. RESULTS: Seventy-nine consecutive patients with tonsillar cancers underwent primary TORS radical tonsillectomy...
November 2017: Head & Neck
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