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Tonsillectomy in children

Recurrent throat infections, obstructive tonsils and tonsil-related sleep apnoea should be treated surgically. Obstructive tonsils may also be removed when a child is undergoing teeth alignment treatment.

Tonsillectomy is performed as a day surgery procedure, under general anaesthesia. During the procedure, the tonsils are completely or partly removed.

After the procedure, the throat is painful and swollen. The child therefore needs regular pain medication, plenty of fluids and something cold to eat or drink. The child should stay at home for 5-10 days after the procedure. Secondary bleeding after the procedure occurs in a few per cent of patients. The child must therefore stay within a reasonable distance of an emergency hospital for the first few days following the procedure.


Medical centres

Hospital

Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday

Experts

Hammarén-Malmi Sari

Otorhinolaryngologist

MD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, additional competence in Rhinosurgery and Rhinoallergology. Nose disorders, nose surgery, diseases of the paranasal sinuses, paranasal sinus surgery, ear infections, tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), desensitization, minor surgical procedures for ears, nose and throat

Suvilehto Jari

Otorhinolaryngologist

MD, Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, special competence in Diving Medicine and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment. Allergology, nasal septum surgery, paranasal sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, tonsil surgery, adenoid surgery, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes), snoring, sleep apnea, diver's ear and upper respiratory tract disorders