What is bipolar tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy is an operation performed by various techniques. We have developed a bipolar diathermy dissection technique that allows a low intra-operative blood loss without an increase in complications. The average blood loss was less than 4 ml in 100 patients.
What is electrocautery tonsillectomy?
In the electrocautery technique we use the cauterization to burn the tonsillar tissue, which assists in reducing blood loss.
When is tonsillectomy done?
Your physician will generally only recommend a tonsillectomy if you experience chronic or recurrent tonsillitis, or if tonsillitis has caused complications or symptoms don’t improve. If you’ve had tonsillitis or strep throat at least 5 to 7 times in the past year, a tonsillectomy may help you to stop these recurrences.
What is diathermy tonsillectomy?
The surgical techniques were diathermy (the use of high‐frequency electrical current to cut tissue, remove the tonsil and control blood loss) and traditional cold dissection (where the tonsil is cut away and blood loss then controlled with ties, stitches or diathermy).
What is a Coblator in ent?
Coblation is a unique method of delivering radiofrequency energy to soft tissue for applications in Otolaryngology (ENT). Using radiofrequency in a bipolar mode with a conductive solution, such as saline. Coblation energizes the ions in the saline to form a localized plasma near the target tissue.
Is laser tonsillectomy better?
Tonsillectomy by using laser have shown less intraoperative bleeding and shortened the operative time. In the hospital where laser machine and expertise are available, it is justifiable to use this technique as effective method of performing tonsillectomy.
Is there stitches in tonsillectomy?
You may have sutures (stitches). These usually dissolve on their own within three weeks after the operation. They do not usually need to be removed and will fall out by themselves. Can I eat and drink as normal after the operation?
What is bipolar Bovie tonsillectomy?
Bipolar bovie tonsillectomy is a technique with advantages to both surgeon and patient. In this series of 206 tonsillectomies, surgical time was 17.8 minutes, blood loss was 0 to 5 mL, and the complication rate compared favorably to all other tonsillectomy techniques.
How do you do a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. A tonsil ball was placed into the tonsillar fossa for hemostasis. The tonsil balls were removed, and suction cautery was used to achieve hemostasis in the tonsillar and adenoid beds. The nasopharynx was irrigated and suctioned, and the red rubber catheter was removed.
How are tonsil balls removed from the tonsils?
The tonsil balls were then removed from the tonsillar and adenoidal beds with similar hemostasis achieved using suction cautery. 6.0 cc of Marcaine was injected along the bilateral palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches.The nasal and oral cavities were thoroughly irrigated with no active bleeding noted.
What is the Tydings tonsil snare procedure?
With only the inferior pole remaining, a Tydings tonsil snare was placed and the remaining tonsil was removed. A tonsil ball was placed into the tonsillar fossa for hemostasis. The left tonsil was then addressed. Curved Allis clamps were used to grasp the superior pole of the tonsil and medialize it.