Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Burning sensations around the lips and mouth after tonsillectomy

The use of combustion appliances (cautery) during tonsil surgery or better known as tonsillectomy, postoperative complications that can lead to burning sensation around the lips and mouth.

According to Dr. Albert H. Park of the University Of Utah School Of Medicine, Salt Lake, United States, surgical removal of tonsils with the nearby adenoid glands remains one of the most common surgeries in the United States.

The study was conducted on children and adolescents revealed seven patients who experience a sense of burning mouth from 4327 operations performed at Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC).

Meanwhile, a survey conducted of 298, a total of 101 answered with the full. About 61 respondents reported having a patient who feels a burning sensation around the mouth.

Roughly estimates that about 10 percent of patients experienced severe burning sensation and thus require additional treatment. Predictably, most burning arises when the process of tonsils removal with the equipment used to burn around the area.

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