Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1970-1974

Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications

Authors: Marwan Faleh Alnofaie, Samir Ahmad Hassan Badr, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Turki Naif Alotaibi, Muhammad Khaled Alotaibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Tonsillectomy is a common surgery done nowadays by otolaryngologists among pediatric age groups, with recent scientific advancement, several techniques have been recognized. The aim of this research was to reach an optimal technique concerning the postoperative complications in King Faisal Hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: In this retrospective case-series study, pediatric patients who underwent tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy at King Faisal hospital were randomly enrolled, from July 2020 to September 2020. Results: Totally 102 patients were studied, of which 66.7% were males and median age of patients was 7.8 3.7 years. Findings of the study indicated that the most common clinical indication for operation was recurrent adenotonsillitis (90.2%). The majority of the cases were done as case day surgery (91.2%) and the most used surgical technique was cold knife technique (83.3%). Bleeding was the most common complication that occurred in 5 (4.9%) of the patients, followed by pain (1%) and dysphagia (1%). Secondary bleeding was reported in 5 (4.9%) patients. No significant differences were observed between bleeding as general, types of bleeding and post-operative pain in relation to the surgical techniques, as the calculated p-values were recorded as 0.855, 0.855, and 0.904, respectively. There was a significant relation between post-operative complications and the used surgical techniques (p = 0.000). Conclusion: There was a significant relation between post-tonsillectomy complications as a whole and cold knife technique. There were no significant differences between post-tonsillectomy bleeding and pain as a single entity in relation to the operative technique.

Keywords:
Tonsillectomy, adenotonsillitis, post-operative complications, operative technique


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Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications


Authors
Marwan Faleh Alnofaie
ENT-Consultant, King Faisal Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Samir Ahmad Hassan Badr
Consultant of General surgery, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Khaled Saleh Alharthi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Naif Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Muhammad Khaled Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; khaled.alharthi1996@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 Oct 2020
Accepted 25 Oct 2020
Published online 31 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alnofaie MF, Badr SAH, Alharthi KS, Alotaibi TN, Alotaibi MK. Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


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Alnofaie MF, Badr SAH, Alharthi KS, Alotaibi TN, Alotaibi MK. Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=15475 [Access: January 24, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


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Alnofaie MF, Badr SAH, Alharthi KS, Alotaibi TN, Alotaibi MK. Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


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Alnofaie MF, Badr SAH, Alharthi KS, Alotaibi TN, Alotaibi MK. Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 24, 2021]; 4(11): 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


Harvard Style

Alnofaie, M. F., Badr, . S. A. H., Alharthi, . K. S., Alotaibi, . T. N. & Alotaibi, . M. K. (2020) Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


Turabian Style

Alnofaie, Marwan Faleh, Samir Ahmad Hassan Badr, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Turki Naif Alotaibi, and Muhammad Khaled Alotaibi. 2020. Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


Chicago Style

Alnofaie, Marwan Faleh, Samir Ahmad Hassan Badr, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Turki Naif Alotaibi, and Muhammad Khaled Alotaibi. "Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alnofaie, Marwan Faleh, Samir Ahmad Hassan Badr, Khaled Saleh Alharthi, Turki Naif Alotaibi, and Muhammad Khaled Alotaibi. "Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1970-1974. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


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Alnofaie, M. F., Badr, . S. A. H., Alharthi, . K. S., Alotaibi, . T. N. & Alotaibi, . M. K. (2020) Comparison of the effect of different techniques of tonsillectomy on the incidence of post-operative complications. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1970-1974. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1602963488


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