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Tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy) in children: Postoperative care and complications

Author
Anna H Messner, MD
Section Editor
Glenn C Isaacson, MD, FAAP
Deputy Editor
Carrie Armsby, MD, MPH

INTRODUCTION

Tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children. General postoperative care and potential complications in children who have undergone tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy) are reviewed in this topic.

The indications, contraindications, preoperative, and intraoperative care for tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy; postoperative care and complications of adenoidectomy alone; and adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea are discussed separately:

(See "Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in children: Indications and contraindications".)

(See "Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in children: Preoperative evaluation and care".)

(See "Anesthesia for tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy in children".)

                         

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