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78. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

16.05. - 20.05.2007, München

The necessity for routine histologic examination of tissue after tonsillectomy and/or adenotomy in children under 10 years of age

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  • corresponding author Arno Melzer - Katholisches Klinikum Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany
  • Andreas Glowania - Katholisches Klinikum Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany
  • Stefan Krämer - Katholisches Klinikum Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany
  • Jan Maurer - Katholisches Klinikum Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 78th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Munich, 16.-20.05.2007. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2007. Doc07hno074

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Veröffentlicht: 8. August 2007

© 2007 Melzer et al.
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Introduction: The routinely performed histologic examination of tissue after tonsillectomy and/or adenotomy for children (<10 years) create extensive costs.

Methods: A prospective study with more than 1500 children (<10 years) having tonsillectomy and/or adenotomy was performed between 2004 and 2006.

All anatomical specimens had routine histological evaluation.

Results: None of the examined anatomical specimens showed a clue of malignancy. Different forms of infection were found.

Conclusion: The routinely performed histologic examination of tissue after tonsillectomy and/or adenotomy conducted in children (<10 years) may create unnecessary costs. None of the children had suspicious histologic findings. Clinically none of the children showed symptoms for other than inflammatory disease. Histologic examination as a routine should be performed if there is any doubt in the history or clinical examination. These findings are consistent with the current literature.