This topic will review indications for performing tonsillectomy in adults. Tonsillectomy procedural techniques and complications in adults, evaluation of the adult with pharyngitis, treatment and prevention of streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis, and tonsillectomy in children are discussed separately.
The obtained data were statistically analyzed using the excel and spss 21. Results the most frequent indication was recurrent tonsillitis, with a 74. 85 (244) occurrence, and the most recurrent complication was bleeding, in 5.
A 2014 report found that 1 in 5 adults who had their tonsils taken out had some kind of problem.
For a period of 20 years or more, in my medical practice as an ent specialist, i have observed the changes in criteria that have ocurred about tonsillectomy either in children and adults since the 80s.
Cochrane there is no evidence from randomized controlled trials to guide the clinician in formulating the indications for surgery in adults or children. 1 the few existing trials are complicated by differences in treatment and control groups at baseline and by differential complication rates in groups receiving tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy.
Tonsillectomy in adults analysis of indications and complications. Tonsillectomy may have complications that compromise the patients life. The mortality rates range goes from 110,000 to 135,000 with morbidity rates from 1.
В although tonsillectomy is performed less often than it once was, it is still among the most common surgical procedures performed in children in the united states. 4 million tonsillectomies were performed in the united states. This number had dropped to 260,000 by 1987, when it was the 24th most common indication for hospital admission.
Tonsillectomy in adults what are tonsils? Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue in the oral cavity. There is a tonsil on each side at the back of the mouth, they are usually visible with the uvula hanging down between them.
Author information (1)department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, medical college of georgia, augusta, ga, usa. Objective limited data exist with respect to the current prevalence of indications for tonsillectomy in adults.