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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.

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.