Sulaiman Imran ul Haq Mohammad Haroon Abdullah Babar Khayyam farid Mahnoor Qureshi


Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of preoperative single-dose dexamethasone versus tonsillectomy without dexamethasone. Methods: After the ethical approval from institutional review board, this randomized controlled trail was conducted at Department of Anesthesia, KTH, Peshawar, from 1st April 2020 to 1st October 2020. A total of 108 patients of both gender undergoing tonsillectomy were included in the study. 54 patients were in dexamethasone group (Group A) while 54 patients were in without dexamethasone group (Group B). Efficacy and safety was noted as per operational definition from both groups. Results: Efficacy was observed in 48 (88.9%) patients in group A as compare to 22 (40.7%) patients in group B (P= 0.000). Safety was observed in 51 (94.4%) patients in group A as compare to 47 (87%) patients in group B (P= 0.000). Conclusion: We conclude that a single intravenous dosage of dexamethasone administered after induction of anesthesia resulted in effective and durable pain relief.

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Tonsillectomy, dexamethasone, Pain, Nausea

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