About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Radiofrequncy-Tonsillotomy Better Option for Kids With Enlarged Tonsils

by VR Sreeraman on October 6, 2009 at 3:17 PM
Font : A-A+

 Radiofrequncy-Tonsillotomy Better Option for Kids With Enlarged Tonsils

A new study suggests radiofrequncy-tonsillotomy, a procedure that helps surgeons reduce the size of the tonsillar tissue rather than remove the tonsils entirely, to be an effective and safe method of treating children with symptoms of enlarged tonsils.

Presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO in San Diego, the study involved 167 children under the age of 15 years, who had undergone radiofrequency surgery for symptoms of tonsillar hypertrophy-such as snoring, nocturnal sleep apnea, dysphagia, or speech impairment.

Advertisement

The post-operative follow-up, done two to 26 months after surgery, showed no history of recurrent tonsillitis.

A report on the study said that complete or definite improvement regarding the pre-operative symptoms of tonsillar hypertrophy was obtained in more than 91 percent of the children.
Advertisement

According to background information in the report, children with symptoms of tonsillar hypertrophy have usually been treated with tonsillectomy.

It adds that though such surgery is a relatively common and safe procedure, complications can include post-operative bleeding and infection.

The report stresses that the radiofrequency-tonsillotomy method causes less pain and allows more rapid recovery.

Source: ANI
SRM
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
Baldness can be Cured and Prevented: let us see How!
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Height and Weight-Kids 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood Pressure Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Drug Side Effects Calculator Find a Doctor Blood Donation - Recipients Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Daily Calorie Requirements Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Selfie Addiction Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use