Case Report

Acute Respiratory Insufficiency After Adenotonsillectomy


  • Öznur Şen
  • Nermin Ünal
  • Ebru İskenderoğlu
  • Nurdan Aydın
  • Mehmet Toptaş
  • Ecder Özenç

Med Bull Haseki 2013;51(4):193-196

Adenotonsillectomy is one of the frequently performed surgical procedures in children and the most common complications of this procedure are bleeding and respiratory insufficiency. Here, we present a 20-month-old boy who was born prematurely. He underwent adenotonsillectomy and bilateral grommet insertion due to recurrent tonsilitis, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The patient required a prolonged intensive care unit stay due to postoperative respiratory insufficiency. In this paper, we aimed to evaluate the potential complications of adenotonsillectomy.

Keywords: Adenotonsillectomy, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, respiratory insufficiency

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