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Abscess tonsillectomy à tiède.
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PMID:  287357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During recent years, primary tonsillectomy, tonsillectomy à chaud, has again become popular as the standard therapy for the peritonsillar abscess, whereas the traditional tonsillectomy à froid, made 4--6 weeks after the incision, has been partially eclipsed. It seems, however, that the intermediate form between these two, tonsillectomy à tiède, an abscess tonsillectomy made 3--4 days after the incision, would be highly practical in many cases, compared with the other two mentioned above. The tonsillectomy à chaud requires such a high state of readiness for anaesthesia, even during the emergency hours, that it is not practical in all otolaryngological departments. Tonsillectomy à tiède needs a longer hospitalization, yet requires fewer days off work than does the classical tonsillectomy à froid method. Furthermore, a significant proportion of the patients fail to present themselves for tonsillectomy at the agreed time and consequently get a recurrence of the disease later on. Tonsillectomy à tiède is almost as easy an operation as the normal tonsillectomy, both for the surgeon as for the patient. During the years 1976--77, 153 cases of peritonsillar abscess were seen. 105 cases were treated with the tonsillectomy à tiède method. The average duration of treatment was 6 1/2 days. The only complications were 6 cases of light secondary bleeding. A tonsillectomy à chaud was performed on 9 children in the age group 3--9 years.
R A Härmä; E Juola; P Ruoppi; E Vartiainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum     Volume:  360     ISSN:  0365-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-16     Completed Date:  1979-08-16     Revised Date:  2008-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370355     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hospitalization / economics
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Peritonsillar Abscess / surgery*
Tonsillectomy / methods*

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