Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90--94

Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Our experience


AO Ahmed1, I Aliyu2, ES Kolo1 
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
A O Ahmed
P.O. Box 14529, Main Post office, Kano
Nigeria

Background: Infection and obstruction are the most common indications for performing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. In the past, infection was the main indication for these procedures; however, in the last few decades obstruction is said to be more prominent as an indication when compared to infection. Objective: The objective of this study was to report our observations of indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Materials and Methods: This is a 2 year retrospective analysis of case records of patients aged 0-18 years who have had tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and adenotonsillectomy performed in a tertiary hospital. Statistical Analysis Used: IBM SPSS (for windows, version 19) software was used to analyze this data. Results: A total of 115 patient«SQ»s records were reviewed. Moreover, 33.9% were children under 3 years, 60.0% were between 4 years and 10 years and 6.1% were between the ages of 11 years and 18 years. Obstruction accounted for a total of 68.7% while infection accounted for only 31.3% of the indication for these procedures. Conclusion: Obstruction as an indication is proportionally higher in younger children while infection is proportionally higher in older children.


How to cite this article:
Ahmed A O, Aliyu I, Kolo E S. Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Our experience.Niger J Clin Pract 2014;17:90-94


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Ahmed A O, Aliyu I, Kolo E S. Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Our experience. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];17:90-94
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