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International Journal of Otolaryngology Research

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Study on the effect of tonsillectomy on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Author(s):

Dr. Kapil Kumar Singh, Dr. Manvee Tomar, Dr. Amit Kumar Bansal

Abstract:

Objective: To determine if symptoms improve following isolated tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient. Study Design: Cross sectional study Methods: 48 patients were included in the study. All the patients who came to ENT Department, LLRM, Medical College were categorized according to age and chief complaints. Statistical analysis was done. Results: In our study, Majority of patients were of 6 to 16 yrs of age group. Majority of the patients were male (27 out of 48). All the patients had snoring as a common complaint. 38 patients had sore throat. Apnea is present in 38 patients out of all the patients. Conclusion: Isolated tonsillectomy can be successful as treatment for adult OSA, especially among patients with large.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kapil Kumar Singh, Dr. Manvee Tomar, Dr. Amit Kumar Bansal. Study on the effect of tonsillectomy on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Int. J. Otolaryngology Res. 2020;2(1):08-10. DOI: 10.33545/26646455.2020.v2.i1a.9