Tonsillectomy | Purpose, Contraindications, Procedure, Recovery and Complications

8. Nasopharyngeal stenosis

It is a rare complication of tonsillectomy; it occurs due to formation of circumferential contracture of Waldeyer’s ring of the pharynx.

⇒ Other complications

 Other complications of tonsillectomy include:

      • Atlanto-axial subluxation
      • Mandible fracture
      • Local infection
      • Trismus
      • Weight loss in postoperative early stage in young children
      • Voice changes due to local trauma during tonsillectomy
      • Psychological trauma in young children and even depression