Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Complications Following Tonsilloadenoidectomy

Ivan Baljoševic*, Mladen Novkovic, Vladan Subarevic, Katarina Stankovic, Aleksandra Bajec-Opancina and Stefan Popovic

ORL Department, Mother and Child Health Care Institute of Serbia "Dr Vukan Cupic, Belgrade, Serbia

*Corresponding Author: Ivan Baljoševic, ORL Department, Mother and Child Health Care Institute of Serbia "Dr Vukan Cupic, Belgrade, Serbia.

Received: July 18, 2022; Published: August 04, 2022


Aim of study: The aim of this study is to present the incidence of complications following tonsilloadenoidectomy and to determine causative factors for complications.

Methods: The study is a prospective analysis encompassing 200 children aged 2,5 to 10 years with a history of tonsilloadenoidectomy from October 2017 to April 2018. The results were determined using descriptive statistical methods.

Results: 124 or 62% of treated patients were males and 76 or 38% females, 71 or 36% were children aged 2.5 to 4 years, 89 or 44% children aged 5 to 7 years and 40 or 20% children aged 8 to 10 years. Postoperative hemorrhage was classified as either primary (within 24h) seen in 3 patients or secondary (after 24h) seen in 8, with a total post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage rate of 11 (5,5%). Other complications included elevated body temperature seen in 16 (8%) cases, vomiting in 16 (8%), dehydration in 8 (4%), and diarrhea in 6 (3%). Conclusion: Bleeding following tonsilloadenoidectomy appears more often in children with a history of frequent tonsillopharyngitis prior to operation and vomiting and diarrhea were more frequent in children aged 2 to 4 years.


Keywords: Tonsillectomy; Complications; Children


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Citation: Ivan Baljoševic., et al. “Complications Following Tonsilloadenoidectomy". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.9 (2022): 25-29.


Copyright: © 2022 Ivan Baljoševic., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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