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Why is tonsillectomy in an adult complicated than in a child ?

Hi doctor am doing a research on why a tonsillectomy in a child is less complication than the same procudure for an adult
Asked On : Fri, 3 Feb 2012
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I think it is more in adult due to big blood vessles in adult, so more chances of bleeding.
Second thing, after tonsillectomy , patient should chew and eat proper food. Child eats proper food but adult refuses to eat or drink proper quantity of food and liquieds . So, because of nonuse of muscles of throat, causes spasm of these muscles and so causes more pain in adult.
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Answered: Sat, 4 Feb 2012
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