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Explain why a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult?

Explain why a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the 
same procedure for an adult?

Tonsillectomy : Complications after tonsillectomy include bleeding and infection. Postoperative pain is a potential possibility after surgery. It seems to manifest more dramatically in adults especially if they have large tonsils with scarring due to chronic infection. ...Read more

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Explain why a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult.?

Explain why a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve     complications than the same procedure for an adult.?

Tonsillectomy: It is not. The rate of complications is similar in adults and children. The major risk is bleeding, approximately 1-2% risk, which can occur 7-10 days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Why tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult?

Why tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult?

Old age: As a person ages his tissues become more friable and as such adults can have more severe complication when it comes to tonsillectomy as opposed to vhildren. ...Read more

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Why tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult? This is for my college class I have to research it for my grade

Why tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult? This is for my college class I have to research it for my grade

Easier for kids : The younger you are at tonsillectomy, the better you seem to do. Younger kids vs teens, teens vs 20's, 20's vs 30's... The older ones seem to have a worse recovery with longer duration of pain. Sometimes it is because there has been a longer time for scar tissue to build up. Smoking and other medical comorbidities like high blood pressure can also make healing slower or bleeding more likely. ...Read more

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Why is tonsillectomy in a child less likely to have complications?

Why is tonsillectomy in a child less likely to have complications?

Tonsillectomy: Children routinely do better after all surgeries than adults. With tonsillectomy, the children have had fewer infections, and less resulting scarring, when the surgery is performed. I believe this leads to an easier surgery for the children and less pain. Feel better. ...Read more

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Why does a child have less complications with a tonsillectomy than an adult?

Kids heal faster: Adults who ultimately undergo tonsillectomy have often had a lifetime of infections. Because of this, their surgery can be more difficult and require more dissection and caudery which will result in more pain. The dissection is children is usually easier and less caudery is required. ...Read more

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Why are there less complications for a child than a adult with a tonsillectomy?

Why are there less complications for a child than a adult with a tonsillectomy?

Easier for kids: The younger you are at tonsillectomy, the better you seem to do. Younger kids vs teens, teens vs 20's, 20's vs 30's... The older ones seem to have a worse recovery with longer duration of pain. Sometimes it is because there has been a longer time for scar tissue to build up. Smoking and other medical comorbidities like high blood pressure can also make healing slower or you more likely to bleed. ...Read more

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How common is it to bleed out after laser tonsillectomy? I've heard of a child dying after this procedure from the laser rupturing artery?

How common is it to bleed out after laser tonsillectomy? I've heard of a child dying after this procedure from the laser rupturing artery?

Rare: Death is exceedingly rare. Bleeding can occur between 1-3% depending on the center and the type of tonsillectomy done. The risk of bleeding needs to be weighed against the need for the procedure. ENT doctors consider this when recommending removal of the tonsils ...Read more

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Why woulda tonsillectomy on a child be less risky than an adult?

Why woulda tonsillectomy on a child be less risky than an adult?

Easier for kids : The younger you are at tonsillectomy, the better you seem to do. Younger kids vs teens, teens vs 20's, 20's vs 30's... The older ones seem to have a worse recovery with longer duration of pain. Sometimes it is because there has been a longer time for scar tissue to build up. Smoking and other medical comorbidities like high blood pressure can also make healing slower or bleeding more likely. ...Read more

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Why does it take longer to recover from a tonsillectomy as an adult vs. As a child?

Why does it take longer to recover from a tonsillectomy as an adult vs. As a child?

Tonsillectomy: Adults have had years of infections which can result in scar tissue. Their tonsils are often much harder to remove (sometimes requiring more trauma, cauterization, etc.) than kids. ...Read more

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How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana a week before a tonsillectomy affect the procedure or anisthetics?

Will smoking marijuana a week before a tonsillectomy affect the procedure or anisthetics?

May affect you: Yes , must inform your anesthesiologist before surgery to help you for a better management , prevent complications that includes any medications rx ed , non rx ed medications including (especially ) illegal use of drugs ...Read more

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What are some good gift ideas for a child recovering from a tonsillectomy?

Gifts: Only give gifts that encourage calm activity, like books, etc. Activity must be kept minimal for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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After a tonsillectomy, how quickly can a child play?

After a tonsillectomy, how quickly can a child play?

Not long: As soon as he feels up to it he or she can play as much as they can tolerate. ...Read more

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If my child has strep throat can he still have a tonsillectomy in 2 days?

If my child has strep throat can he still have a tonsillectomy in 2 days?

Best discussed with: Best discussed with ENT surgeon. It depends upon how many days child has been on antibiotics. Surgery might be rescheduled. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?

I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?

Anesthesia: General anesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and relflexes for a day or two. The anesthetic agent should have long since been metabolized and exited your body. ...Read more

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In a tonsillectomy of a child, what are the chances of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

In a tonsillectomy of a child, what are the chances of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

Nearly none: It is vanishingly rare to receive a transfusion during the tonsillectomy. One needs to be careful, however, during the aftercare period. This is when bleeding can be dangerous, especially for small children. Talk to the surgeon about their perosnal rate of bleeding and what instructions s/he would give you should that occur. ...Read more

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