Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 3, Pages 284 - 290 2021-05-04

The effect of different tonsillectomy techniques on taste sensation in the early and late postoperative periods

Zeynep Nur EROL [1] , Bilge TÜRK [2] , Nurullah SEYHUN [3] , Mahmut CANKAYA [4] , Aytuğ ALTUNDAĞ [5] , Berna USLU [6]


Objectives: Impairment in taste sensation is a rare complication of tonsillectomy. We aimed to reveal the effects of different tonsillectomy techniques on taste sensation by assessing the impairment in taste sensation in the early and late postoperative periods.

Methods: In this prospective clinical study, fifty-seven (22 females, 35 males, mean age, 25 ± 9.8 years) patients who underwent tonsillectomy were included. All patients were operated on under general anesthesia, and a chemical stimulation taste test was performed one week prior to the surgery, at first week and first month postoperatively. Four basic taste sensations were assessed in the test (sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), and impairments in taste sensation in the early and late postoperative periods for each tonsillectomy technique were evaluated.

Results: In the early postoperative period, there was a statistically significant increase bitter taste sensations in patients who underwent tonsillectomy (p = 0.020). In the late postoperative period, sour and bitter taste sensations were significantly increased in the patients (p = 0.001, p = 0.002; respectively). In contrast to the early postoperative period, total taste sensation was significantly increased in the late postoperative period (p = 0.034).

Conclusions: The bitter sensation in the early postoperative period and the bitter and sour sensations in late postoperative period were found to be significantly increased in this present study.With regard to these results, a thorough preoperative explanation should be done.

Tonsillectomy, Taste sensation, Chemogustometry
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Primary Language en
Subjects Otorhinolaryngology
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-3680-4911
Author: Zeynep Nur EROL (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7756-3256
Author: Bilge TÜRK
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6236-7479
Author: Nurullah SEYHUN
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6886-0419
Author: Mahmut CANKAYA
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0794-5050
Author: Aytuğ ALTUNDAĞ
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7738-7328
Author: Berna USLU
Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Thanks Thanks to Dr. Alper Karakus for technical support
Dates

Application Date : April 16, 2020
Acceptance Date : December 8, 2020
Publication Date : May 4, 2021

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal The effect of different tonsillectomy techniques on taste sensation in the early and late postoperative periods %A Zeynep Nur Erol , Bilge Türk , Nurullah Seyhun , Mahmut Cankaya , Aytuğ Altundağ , Berna Uslu %T The effect of different tonsillectomy techniques on taste sensation in the early and late postoperative periods %D 2021 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 7 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.721469 %U 10.18621/eurj.721469