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Q: Explain why a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult.
A: Adults who ultimately undergo tonsillectomy have often had a lifetime of infections. Because of this, their surgery can be more difficult and require more dissection and caudery which will result in more pain. [ The dissection is children is usually easier and less caudery is required. - Dr. R. Keith Hill . Adults seem to have more discomfort after tonsillectomy. I think this is partially
because adults have more infection and subsequent scarring than children, but also because adults are more effective complainers than children. :) DIscuss with your ENT for a detailed explanation of the expected recovery after tonsillectomy and the risks of surgery. - Dr. Michael Bowman ]
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