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Articles by Soheila Nikakhlagh
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  Soheila Nikakhlagh , Fakher Rahim , Hatam Boostani , Seyed Taghi Beheshti Shirazi and Nader Saki
  The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefits, impact and overall efficacy of tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy on quality of life in patients with recurrent, chronic tonsillitis or adenotonsillar hypertrophy before and after surgery in adults and children. This stusy is a multi-center retrospective study of all adults and children, who had undergone tonsillectomy in adults (14 years or older) and adenotonsillectomy in children for chronic, recurrent tonsillitis or adenotonsillar hypertrophy between September 2003-2008 in Ahvaz Imam and Apadana Hospitals. All 812 patients were asked by questionnaire to compare their symptoms 6 months period before and after tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy. Outcome measures included the frequency of tonsillitis per year, days off work (or school), doctor visits and feelings of well-being. A total of 812 patients (81 adults and 731 children) were enrolled in the study. The age of the patients ranged from 3-42 years. In adults group, there were 34 men and 47 women. In child group, there were 325 boys and 406 girls. The mean age of the children patients was 9 years and adults 26 years. The mean duration of symptoms was 4 years. The mean frequency of tonsillitis per annum, days off work (or school), doctor visits decreased postoperatively. We concluded that tonsillectomy in adult and adenotonsillectomy in children is benefit for patients with adenotonsillar hypertrophy and/or recurrent, chronic tonsillitis and results in significant improvement in overall quality of life, physical health and general well-being.
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