Comparison of Recovery Characteristics of Sevoflurane and Halothane in Children Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy

Ahmad Sbaihat, Emil Batarseh


Objective: To compare recovery characteristics of sevoflurane and halothane anaesthesia in children.
Patients and Methods: A total of 80 children aged 3-8 years presenting for elective
adenotonsillectomy. Children divided into two groups: Group I: In which received sevoflurane
anaesthesia. Group II: In which received halothane anaesthesia.
Results: The mean time of emergence and time of interaction after surgery was significantly shorter in
group I than group II. The time taken to be ready for discharge from recovery room to the ward was also
significantly shorter in group I than group II.
Conclusion: Recovery is significantly faster with sevoflurane than with halothane anaesthesia.


Sevoflurane, Halothane, Recovery, Children, Anaesthesia.

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