Tonsillectomy operations are one of the most frequently performed surgeries in our country and are performed at the earliest 4-5 years except for special cases. Surgery is usually done with general anesthesia in children and often with local anesthesia in adults. Tonsillitis is seen as a child’s disease. However, in adults, these interventions are made if necessary. After the intervention, a healthy and problem-free treatment has been applied as a result of the regular check in the time periods prescribed by the doctor.
Why İs Tonsillectomy Done?
There are two types of decision making concepts, definite and relative, in the definition of surgical intervention. In cases requiring definitive intervention, the upper respiratory tract must be obstructed due to the size of the tonsils, abscess around the tonsils and malignant tumor should be suspected. The conditions that require relative intervention are the practices that are frequently made in patients with tonsil infection. An important reason for performing tonsillectomy in children is that the tonsils and nasal cavity are so large as to create a blocked sleep apnea.
Are There Risks Of Tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy operations are one of the least interventions. There is not much risk involved with the tonsils during the intervention. The risks that are important in such interventions are those related to anesthesia. The success of the intervention is related to the surgeon’s expertise as well as anesthesia. As a result of tonsillectomy, the two sites of tissue removal remain open, and after a while the open wound heals by binding the crust.
The most important situation that can occur during the healing period is bleeding. However, modern medicine has been able to reduce this risk most. The causes of bleeding after tonsillectomy are waking up during surgery, strain, intra-abdominal pressure and increased vascular pressure. For this reason, the first 1-2 hours is very important for the operated patient. However, bleeding may occur after this period. Bleeding may occur even after 7-10 days