Tonsillectomy | Purpose, Contraindications, Procedure, Recovery and Complications

Outcomes and prognosis of tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy results in a reduction in

    • attacks of tonsilitis
    • recurrent days of school absence
    • recurrent episodes of upper respiratory infections

Paradise et al. conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of tonsillectomy for treating recurrent throat infection in severely affected patients in pediatric age group. They founded that; patients who underwent tonsillectomy had a fewer attacks of throat infections in the first two post-operative years, in comparison to patients without tonsillectomy.

There are persistent of obstructive sleep breathing problems in some children post-operatively. Some studies founded that; although adenotonsillectomy surgery may causes improvements in respiratory problems in children with obstructive sleep apnea, but complete recovery and normalization of symptoms occurs only in 25% of patients.