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Scott Med J. 2014 Feb;59(1):5-8. doi: 10.1177/0036933013518140. Epub 2014 Jan 13.

Paediatric day case tonsillectomy: a safe, feasible and an economical way to treat patients--Yorkhill experience.

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  • 1Research Associate & Junior Doctor, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, UK; College of Medicine, University of Glasgow, UK.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Day case surgery is widely encouraged as it has many benefits. In this study, we evaluate the feasibility of paediatric tonsillectomies as day case surgery procedures in a tertiary paediatric centre.

METHODS:

The outcome of paediatric tonsillectomy performed as day case procedures was studied for four months. We recorded complication rates in comparison to the standard in-patient practice.

RESULTS:

23 paediatric patients were included in this study. The age of the patients ranged from four to 11 years, with mean age of 6.5. No patients suffered post-operative complications within the first 24 h. Two patients were re-admitted due to a post-operative complication (8.6%) and one patient for a non-operative cause (4.3%) beyond the initial 24 h.

CONCLUSION:

Paediatric Day Case Paediatric Tonsillectomy is a safe, feasible and an economical way to manage patients. It should be practised as a day case where appropriate and when criteria are met.

KEYWORDS:

Tonsillectomy; day case; paediatric

PMID:
24419228
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