Semih and Ahmet Doblan
Department of ENT, Sanliurfa Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, TurkeyFulltext PDF
Objectives:Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) can present with a broad spectrum of symptomatology. However, the impact of surgical history on the course of this disease has not been extensively investigated. This study aimed to interrogate the effect of tonsillectomy in the symptomatology and other clinical parameters of the patients with COVID-19.
Methods: Data of the patients admitted to our institution between May and July 2020 due to COVID-19 were reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups regarding the presence of tonsillectomy in their surgical history. These groups were compared concerning demographic data, symptomatology, hospital stay duration, and referral to the intensive care unit.
Conclusion:The comparative analysis revealed that the risk of symptomatic disease was significantly higher in COVID-19 patients with tonsillectomy history. However, the history of tonsillectomy did not impact other parameters.
Tonsillectomy; COVID-19; Coronavirus; Symptom
Semih, Doblan A. History of Tonsillectomy is Associated with a Relatively Higher Risk of Symptomatic Disease in Patients with COVID-19. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021; 4(5): 1138..