Evidence-Based Practice: Pediatric Tonsillectomy Chapter uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Quality of Life


  • © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Pediatric tonsillectomy is a common procedure performed in children. This review identifies our current knowledge regarding indications, operative technique, perioperative care, and postoperative follow-up. Controversies and gaps in knowledge are discussed with a focus on the benefit of tonsillectomy for patients with recurrent pharyngitis, the use of polysomnography for pre- and postoperative assessment in patients with sleep-disordered breathing, the growing body of evidence to support partial intracapsular tonsillectomy as a lower-morbidity technique compared with total tonsillectomy, postoperative pain management and the use of narcotics, and the preoperative assessment and perioperative care of special at-risk populations.

publication date

  • January 23, 2018



  • Book Chapter


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-323-54460-3.00009-9

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 93

end page

  • 102