Comparison of two methods of tonsillectomy

J. Leach, S. Manning, S. Schaefer, M. Schiff, J. S. Reilly, J. W. Thompson

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Abstract

No consensus exists regarding the best method of tonsillectomy. This report concerns two popular methods: 1. electrocautery excision and 2. dissection/snare followed by point coagulation of bleeding sites. To compare these methods, a prospective, randomized, single-blinded study was conducted in which 28 patients had one tonsil removed by dissection/snare and selective cautery of bleeders and the other removed by the electrocautery. Operative time and blood loss were compared. Patients rated the severity of their pain and blood loss postoperatively. Intraoperative bleeding was significantly less on the side of cautery excision, although the operative time was longer. At follow-up, pain was rated worse on the side of cautery excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume103
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993

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Cautery
Tonsillectomy
Electrocoagulation
Operative Time
Dissection
Hemorrhage
Pain
Palatine Tonsil
Consensus

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Leach, J., Manning, S., Schaefer, S., Schiff, M., Reilly, J. S., & Thompson, J. W. (1993). Comparison of two methods of tonsillectomy. Laryngoscope, 103(6), 619-622.

Comparison of two methods of tonsillectomy. / Leach, J.; Manning, S.; Schaefer, S.; Schiff, M.; Reilly, J. S.; Thompson, J. W.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 103, No. 6, 1993, p. 619-622.

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Leach, J, Manning, S, Schaefer, S, Schiff, M, Reilly, JS & Thompson, JW 1993, 'Comparison of two methods of tonsillectomy', Laryngoscope, vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 619-622.
Leach J, Manning S, Schaefer S, Schiff M, Reilly JS, Thompson JW. Comparison of two methods of tonsillectomy. Laryngoscope. 1993;103(6):619-622.
Leach, J. ; Manning, S. ; Schaefer, S. ; Schiff, M. ; Reilly, J. S. ; Thompson, J. W. / Comparison of two methods of tonsillectomy. In: Laryngoscope. 1993 ; Vol. 103, No. 6. pp. 619-622.
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