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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 12. No. 4, 2007

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2007;12:297-299

Case Report

A 10 year Review of Tonsillectomy in a Tertiary Centre

BYH Wong, YW Ng, Y Hui


Tonsillectomy 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.

扁桃體切除術是一個非常普通的手術操作。我們回顧性地總結了過去十年來( 1996 至2006)扁桃體切除術資料。共有為 329 兒童開展扁桃體切除術。中位數年齡為 6.8 歲。260(79%)名兒童因阻塞性睡眠窒息、69(21%)人因再發性扁桃體炎而進行扁桃體切除術。平均手術時間為 1 小時 4 分鐘。術中併發症包括氣管內插管移位 1 例,術後併發症包括繼發性出血 8 例(2.4%)。患者在醫院住院平均天數為 2.5 天。多數患者在術後 2 天恢復進食。扁桃體切除術仍是兒童耳鼻咽喉科領域一個安全而重要的手術。

Keyword : Obstructive sleep apnoea; Tonsillectomy; Tonsillitis



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