Measures to Reduce Post Tonsillectomy Pain
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 237-240
Received: Aug. 14, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 24, 2015; Published: Oct. 13, 2015
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Abd El-Hay Rashad Elassy, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia Univercity, Menoufia, Egypt
Ahmed Abd Elhalim Mohamed, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia Univercity, Menoufia, Egypt
Heba Abd Elrehem Abo-Elnaga, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia Univercity, Menoufia, Egypt
Waleed Mahmoud Saleh, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia Univercity, Menoufia, Egypt
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the literature regarding the measures to reduce post tonsillectomy pain. Data sources: They included medical text books, medical journals, and medical websites (PubMed, Medscape, Science Direct and EMF-Portal) and all materials available in the internet from 2000 to 2015. Study selection. The initial search presented 170 articles. The articles studied different tools and techniques in tonsillectomy, pharmacological and non pharmacological methods for reducing post operative pain. Data extraction: Web search was performed on the medical databases and the full text of the relevant paper was critically analyzed and interpreted. Data synthesis: Comparisons were made by a structured review with the results, summarized and incorporated into the review article’s main text. Findings: Pain is the most significant obstacle to the rehabilitation of a patient following tonsillectomy. Inadequate analgesia causes poor oral intake, which leads to lassitude, delayed recovery of strength and well being and occasionally requires overnight hospitalization in day case surgical practice. Conclusion: The advances in new surgical tools and techniques make this surgery a safe procedure with less post operative pain. The pain can be managed also in a more effective manner with the combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.
Keywords
Analgesia, Pain, Techniques, Tonsillectomy
To cite this article
Abd El-Hay Rashad Elassy, Ahmed Abd Elhalim Mohamed, Heba Abd Elrehem Abo-Elnaga, Waleed Mahmoud Saleh, Measures to Reduce Post Tonsillectomy Pain, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 237-240. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20150305.17
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