Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
129 Doctors are Online

Tonsillectomy in a child, please help

Explain why a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Jan 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  706
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare Magic
There is no such thing as lesser complications in children. Tonsillectomy is usually indicated in children if they have recurrent respiratory tract infections and complications of them. In adults the cause of tonsillitis may be different like smoking induced changes, cancerous and pre-cancerous changes etc. In children healing is faster in most cases and they do not smoke or have bad food habits which can impair immunity and delay would healing.
Answered: Sun, 21 Aug 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor