Routine histopathologic evaluation of adenoidectomy/or tonsi | 17935
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Routine histopathologic evaluation of adenoidectomy/or tonsillectomy specimens in Nigerian children: how relevant?


Ibekwe M.U. and Onotai L.O

The policy in most centers is that all tissue speci mens must undergo routine histopathology evaluation even for common surgeries like adenotonsillectomy o perations. This study critically reviews the indications for adenotonsillectomy operations and t heir histopathology results in order to ascertain t he relevance of compulsory routine histopathologic eva luations. A ten year retrospective study of all pediatric cases that had adenotonsillar surgeries i n the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery department of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (U PTH), Port Harcourt and Rex Medical center Port Harcourt within the period of January 2001 to Decem ber 2010.

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