Tonsillectomy - A Comparative Study of GA or LA

  • Mohammad Ashraf Assistant Professor, Dept. of ENT, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Safedabad, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Sadia Ashraf Assistant Professor, Dept. of Obst. & Gynae, Career Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ibrahim Al Jabr Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, KSA.
Keywords: Tonsillectomy, General Anesthesia, Local Anesthesia.


Background: Ethically it is our jurisdiction to decide upon the medical procedure we undertake after weighing the risk benefit ratio. Tonsillectomy is conventionally operated under general anesthesia but it has its own merits and demerits. The aim of the study was to analyse the better procedure.

Methods: Hundred patients were operated in the medical college over period of two years in HIMS Barabanki and Govt medical college Kannauj. Seventy patients were operated under general anesthesia and another thirty under local anesthesia.

Results: The total operation time, VAS, blood loss, complications, cost effectiveness, bed occupancy, patient turnover rate and patient satisfaction was better in surgical exercise done under local anesthesia when compared to general anesthesia.

Conclusions: Tonsillectomy done under local anesthesia definitely has an edge over the general anesthesia.


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Ashraf M, Ashraf S, Jabr IA. Tonsillectomy - A Comparative Study of GA or LA. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2017Mar.18 [cited 2023Sep.25];3(1):65-7. Available from: