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

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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

Friability

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Adult tissue is much more friable. Ie tissue has more of a chance of bleeding
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Dr. Peter A. Selz answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

Old age

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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
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Dr. Dale Tylor answered:

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

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

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A tonsillectomy is a brutal proceedure at best. Unfortunatly there can be prolonged bleeding and even death.
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Dr. David Martin answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. R. Keith Hill answered:

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

Kids heal faster

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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.
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Dr. Dale Tylor answered:

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

Easier for kids

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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
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Dr. Dale Tylor answered:

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

Easier for kids

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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.
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Dr. David A. Mann answered:

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

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Cauterization
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.
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