Health related quality of life t-14 outcomes for pediatric bizact tonsillectomy

Lia Stepan, Lucy Huang, Julie Huynh, Phillip Xie, Charmaine M. Woods, Eng H. Ooi

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Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the T-14 outcomes of the Bizact™ device for tonsillectomy in a pediatric population. Methods: A case series chart review was undertaken at a public tertiary teaching hospital and private otolaryngology practice, with data collected from pediatric patients who underwent a Bizact™ tonsillectomy between July 2016 and October 2019 for any indication, whose parents consented to completing the T-14 questionnaire providing a parental perspective of the child’s quality of life. Primary outcomes were T-14 scores recorded preoperatively and 6 weeks post-operatively. Secondary outcome measures were postoperative complications, including hemorrhage and readmission. Results: 146 patients were identified. There was a significant improvement in T-14 scores from a median of 24 (Interquartile range (IQR) 18–33) prior to surgery to 2 (IQR 0–4) at 6 weeks postoperatively (p < 0.001). The post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage rate was 6.1% (9/146 participants). Conclusions: Pediatric Bizact™ tonsillectomy is effective in treating common indications for pediatric tonsillectomy, reflected by improved parent-reported health-related quality of life T-14 scores postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number480
Number of pages8
JournalMedicina (Lithuania)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • Child
  • Postoperative hemorrhage
  • Quality of life
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis


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