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Article: A 10 year review of tonsillectomy in a tertiary centre

TitleA 10 year review of tonsillectomy in a tertiary centre
Authors
KeywordsObstructive sleep apnoea
Tonsillectomy
Tonsillitis
Issue Date2007
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp
Citation
Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New series), 2007, v. 12, p. 297-299 How to Cite?
AbstractTonsillectomy is a very common surgical procedure performed worldwide. We retrospectively reviewed the data on tonsillectomy in the past 10 years from 1996 to 2006. There were a total of 329 children undergoing tonsillectomy. The median age was 6.8 years. Two hundred and sixty (79%) children received tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnoea, 69 (21%) for recurrent tonsillitis. The average operative time was 1 hour and 4 minutes. Intraoperative complication included 1 dislodged endotracheal tube during surgery while postoperative complication included 8 (2.4%) secondary haemorrhage. The average length of stay in hospital was 2.5 days. Majority of children resumed soft diet on day 2 after surgery. Tonsillectomy remains a safe and important operation in the field of Paediatric Otolaryngology.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213615
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.194
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.123

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWong, BYH-
dc.contributor.authorNg, YW-
dc.contributor.authorHui, Y-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-07T02:33:17Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-07T02:33:17Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New series), 2007, v. 12, p. 297-299-
dc.identifier.issn1013-9923-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/213615-
dc.description.abstractTonsillectomy is a very common surgical procedure performed worldwide. We retrospectively reviewed the data on tonsillectomy in the past 10 years from 1996 to 2006. There were a total of 329 children undergoing tonsillectomy. The median age was 6.8 years. Two hundred and sixty (79%) children received tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnoea, 69 (21%) for recurrent tonsillitis. The average operative time was 1 hour and 4 minutes. Intraoperative complication included 1 dislodged endotracheal tube during surgery while postoperative complication included 8 (2.4%) secondary haemorrhage. The average length of stay in hospital was 2.5 days. Majority of children resumed soft diet on day 2 after surgery. Tonsillectomy remains a safe and important operation in the field of Paediatric Otolaryngology.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New series)-
dc.subjectObstructive sleep apnoea-
dc.subjectTonsillectomy-
dc.subjectTonsillitis-
dc.titleA 10 year review of tonsillectomy in a tertiary centre-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHui, Y: yhui@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-35648948963-
dc.identifier.hkuros138254-
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.spage297-
dc.identifier.epage299-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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