Although rare, long-term taste complications following tonsillectomy may indicate a need for more pre-op counseling and post-op follow-up
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Before determining the need for tonsillectomy, it is highly beneficial to refer children with sleep-disordered breathing for polysomnography (PSG)
Polysomnography (PSG) has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the gold standard for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) versus mild sleep disordered breathing (SDB) prior to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T+A) in children. Mild SDB includes primary snoring and upper airway resistance syndrome. Controversy exists regarding the accuracy of history and physical exam (H+P) alone in children for the diagnosis of OSA versus mild SDB prior to T+A. Thus, PSG has been recommended to confirm the diagnosis
Does the administration of systemic steroids during the post-operative course affect the morbidity associated with tonsillectomy surgery? Background: Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in North America. Despite the various technical options for performing this procedure, patients undergoing tonsillectomy endure significant morbidity. Common issues after tonsillectomy include pain, nausea and vomiting. […]
What are the risk factors for the frequency and severity of bleeding episodes following tonsillectomy (TE), tonsillotomy (TO) or adenoidectomy (AE)? Background: TE, TO and AE are the most frequent surgeries in the field of otorhinolaryngology. A variety of studies have dealt with post-operative hemorrhage as the most serious complication of tonsil surgeries. Yet there are […]
What are the main risk factors associated with postoperative hemorrhage following tonsillectomy? Background: The most serious risk associated with tonsillectomy is postoperative hemorrhage, with previous reports linking it to operative technique. Many past studies, however, have been small or not well designed. Study design: Prospective multicenter observational study. Setting: Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital […]
Recent publication of practice parameters for surgery in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has set off another round of debate on the need for otolaryngologists to get involved in generating their own guidelines. Although otolaryngologists have yet to agree on whether or not the time is right for guidelines on surgical treatment for sleep apnea, consensus can be claimed regarding the need perceived by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) to get on the evidence-based bandwagon.