ASK THE GP: Should I pay to remove tonsil stones? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
Ask Dr Scurr: My 27-year-old granddaughter is plagued by tonsil stones. Her consultant said her tonsils could be taken out, but that she would have to pay for it privately.
CONCLUSION: Compared to the cold steel technique, coblation tonsillectomy is superior in terms of less early post-operative pain and less damage to surrounding tissues. Significantly lower mast cell degranulation in coblation tonsillectomy may contribute to the reduction of post-operative pain. PMID: 31434599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Intracapsular tonsillectomy appears to result in reduced morbidity overall and should be considered as a viable alternative in relevant cases. PMID: 31422778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Hall SL, Haidari W, Feldman SR Abstract Guttate psoriasis is an acute subtype of plaque psoriasis characterized by eruption of small, scaly plaques, and papules, 5 to 10 mm in size over the trunk and proximal extremities.1 It often arises in children and young adults concomitantly with or shortly after a streptococcal throat infection or tonsillitis. Patients with chronic plaque psoriasis can also experience guttate flares following streptococcal throat infections.1,2 Controlling guttate psoriasis with topical corticosteroids is difficult to achieve due to numerous widespread lesions. Other treatment optio...
ConclusionsAccording to this study, in our institution, in cases of major tonsillar hypertrophy, simultaneous soft palate surgery had no significant impact on the success rate, regardless of soft palate length. Associating soft palate surgery with palatine tonsillectomy does not seem mandatory to increase the success rate.Level of evidenceIII. Retrospective comparative study
We report here our investigation in the application of a cheek retractor for tonsillectomy and also report the advantages of this device.
Condition: Tonsillar Hypertrophy Interventions: Drug: Tulobuterol Hydrochloride; Drug: Placebo transdermal patch Sponsor: Seoul National University Hospital Not yet recruiting
In conclusion misdiagnosis of an isolated painless axillary mass as a lipoma, as occurred in our patient, allowed this malignancy to reach considerable size. The progressive neurology provided the red flag for urgent surgical intervention.
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck DiseasesAuthor(s): E. Truffert, E. Fournier Charrière, J.-M. Treluyer, C. Blanchet, R. Cohen, B. Gardini, H. Haas, F. Liard, J.-L. Montastruc, R. Nicollas, S. Pondaven, J.-P. Stahl, C. Wood, V. CouloignerAbstractObjectivesTo present the guidelines of the French Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery concerning the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in pediatric ENT infections.MethodsBased on a critical analysis of the medical literature up to November 2016, a multidisciplinary wo...
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Osama G. Abdel-Naby AwadAbstractPurposeRecurrent tonsillitis in adults has a significant impact on patients' daily life and healthcare costs. Humoral immunodeficiency increases the susceptibility to recurrent infections. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and contribution of humoral immunodeficiency in adult patients with recurrent tonsillitis.Material and methodsA prospective cross-sectional study conducted over 3 years duration with two groups of subjects. Group 1: included 50 normal adult subj...
We demonstrate in a large population-based birth cohort that recurrent tonsillitis is associated with pediatric psoriasis, as has been previously observed in adults in the clinical setting.The exacerbating or triggering role of recurrent episodes of tonsillitis in pediatric psoriasis deserves increased emphasis