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Differences in pain and nausea in children operated on by Tonsillectomy or Tonsillotomy – a prospective follow-up study
Halmstad Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
Halmstad Hospital, Halmstad, Sweden.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
2012 (English)In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 69, no 4, p. 782-792Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To evaluate the differences in postoperative pain, nausea and time of discharge in children 3–12 years old after Tonsillectomy or Tonsillotomy at the postanaesthetic care unit, children’s ward and at home. 

Background: Tonsillectomy involves risk of bleeding, severe postoperative pain and nausea. Tonsillotomy is a less invasive method with lower risk of bleeding, postoperative pain and nausea according to previous studies.

Design: A prospective, comparative follow-up study design.

Method: From December 2008–April 2009 following parental agreement, 87 children in the ages 3–12 undergoing Tonsillectomy or Tonsillotomy participated. Visual analogue scale was used for children’s pain and nausea reports.

Result: Significantly, fewer children operated on by the Tonsillotomy reported postoperative pain ‡ 3 according to the visual analogue scale than children operated on by the Tonsillectomy at the postanaesthetic care unit and the children’s ward. A statistically significant difference of postoperative nausea was only present during the care at the postanaesthetic care unit and children’s ward with fewer Tonsillotomy children reporting nausea ‡ 3. The time of postoperative care was shorter among the Tonsillotomy children in both the postanaesthetic care unit and the children’s ward. Postoperative pain and pain related difficulties in eating after discharge was significantly more present among the Tonsillectomy children compared with the Tonsillotomy children.

Conclusion: The results of our study showed duration of postoperative pain and nausea in both groups, but indicated that Tonsillotomy is a more favourable alternative than Tonsillectomy in children. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Vol. 69, no 4, p. 782-792
Keywords [en]
children, follow-up, nurses, postoperative nausea, postoperative pain
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23489DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06060.xISI: 000316285400005PubMedID: 22680043Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84874990123OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-23489DiVA, id: diva2:645720
Available from: 2013-09-05 Created: 2013-09-05 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved

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