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Páginas 59-65 (Febrero 2006)
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Vol. 57. Núm. 2.
Páginas 59-65 (Febrero 2006)
DOI: 10.1016/S0001-6519(06)78665-4
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Indicaciones de Adenoidectomía y Amigdalectomía: Documento de Consenso entre la Sociedad Española de Otorrinolaringología y Patología Cervicofacial y la Asociación Española de Pediatría
Indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: consensus document by the Spanish Society of ORL and the Spanish Society of Pediatrics
J. Cervera Escario
, F. Del Castillo Martín**, J.A. Gómez Campderá**, J.R. Gras Albert*, B. Pérez Piñero*, M.A. Villafruela Sanz*
* Representante de la SEORL
** Representante de la AEP
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La Amigdalectomía y la Adenoidectomía representan posiblemente las cirugías más frecuentes dentro de la ORL, así como las más controvertidas. Es difícil encontrar documentos de consenso sobre indicaciones para estas cirugías. En el año 1997, se publicó un artículo de indicaciones de Amigdalectomía y Adenoidectomía en niños y adolescentes, consensuado entre la Sociedades Españolas de O.R.L. y la Asociación Española de Pediatría. Con el fin de actualizar este consenso se han reunido de nuevo representantes de ambas Sociedades Científicas para redactar un nuevo documento. Se describen las valoraciones de los criterios diagnósticos de las faringoamigdalitis y adenoiditis, así como el síndrome de apnea obstructiva del sueño; con el objetivo de una mejor compresión de estos procesos a la hora de indicar la cirugía. Se exponen las indicaciones y contraindicaciones de la Amigdalectomía y Adenoidectomía.


Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are probably the commonest surgeries performed in the ENT field as well as the most controversial ones. There are very few consensus documents available for these two surgeries. In 1997 a document written by the two mentioned Societies was published, in order to update such document regarding tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures we have met this year representatives from both scientific societies and a new document has been elaborated. We describe the diagnostic criteria of pharyngo-tonsillitis and adenoiditis as well as of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, with the aim of a better comprehension of these processes when a decision needs to be made regarding surgery. Indications and contraindications of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are here described.

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