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THE EFFECT OF DEXAMETHASONE ON POST TONSILLECTOMY MORBIDITIES IN CHILDREN

Raid Yaqoub Yousef --- Saffaa Khalaf Faleh

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2011 Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Pages: 82-86
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the effect of preoperative single dose of Dexamethasone on postoperative morbidities in children undergoing tonsillectomy. This is a prospective study considering 90 children with chronic tonsillitis who underwent tonsillectomy between June 2010 and December 2010 at the Department of Otolaryngology in Al-Diwaniah Teaching Hospital in Al-Diwaniah city, Iraq. Compared with placebo, Dexamethasone group have lower percentage of post tonsillectomy morbidities (pain, postoperative nausea & vomiting and uvular edema) but without statistical significant. In conclusion, there is no statistical beneficial effect of preoperative dexamethasone on the postoperative morbidities in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

Keywords

DEXAMETHASONE --- TONSILLECTOMY