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Early post-operative morbidity following tonsillectomy in children: implications for day surgery

  • A. Panarese (a1), R. W. Clarke (a1) and M. P. Yardley (a1)


Adenotonsillectomy and tonsillectomy are amongst the most commonly performed surgical procedures. In our prospective study we looked at early post-operative morbidity (haemorrhage, vomiting and pyrexia) in 521 consecutive children following tonsillectomy, adenotonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. While the incidence of reactionary haemorrhage is low, pyrexia and vomiting are common. The implications of this high early post-operative morbidity for day surgery are discussed.


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Address for correspondence: Mr A. Panarese, Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Hallamshire University Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF. Fax: 0114-2711985


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Early post-operative morbidity following tonsillectomy in children: implications for day surgery

  • A. Panarese (a1), R. W. Clarke (a1) and M. P. Yardley (a1)


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