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Quinsy tonsillectomy or interval tonsillectomy--a prospective randomised trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7839259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-one patients with peritonsillar abscesses were randomised to undergo either quinsy tonsillectomy (QT) or interval tonsillectomy (IT), and the two groups were compared. The QT group lost fewer (10.3 v. 17.9) working days and less blood during the operation (158.6 ml v. 205.7 ml); haemostasis was easier and the operation was technically simpler in this group. There was no significant difference in length of hospital stay and neither group had intra- or postoperative complications. Only 64% of the IT group returned for tonsillectomy. In this study QT had distinct advantages over drainage and IT in the management of peritonsillar abscesses.
J J Fagan; P J Wormald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-28     Completed Date:  1995-02-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  689-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Loss, Surgical
Intraoperative Complications
Length of Stay
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Peritonsillar Abscess / drug therapy,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Tonsillectomy / methods*
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