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J Laryngol Otol. 2002 Jun;116(6):450-2.

Coblation tonsillectomy: a double blind randomized controlled study.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Blackburn Royal Infirmary, UK.

Abstract

Tonsillectomy has been performed by a number of techniques. This double blind randomized controlled study compares the technique of tissue coblation with bipolar dissection for the removal of tonsils in 10 adult patients with a history of chronic tonsillitis. A significant reduction in post-operative pain and more rapid healing of the tonsillar fossae were found in the side removed by tissue coblation. There were no episodes of primary or secondary haemorrhage on either side. This new technique for tonsil removal warrants further study.

PMID:
12385358
DOI:
10.1258/0022215021911031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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