Microdebrider assisted tonsillectomy has the lowest complication rates
Friday, July 29 2011 @ 07:11 am IST
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Tonsillectomy is being performed using various techniques which ranges from conventional cold tonsillectomy to the most modern
microdebrider technique. Study conducted in Alexandria managed to compare the complication rates between the various tonsillectomy procedures.
Tonsillectomy procedures compared include the conventional cold instrument tonsillectomy, coablation tonsillectomy, laser tonsillectomy, tonsillectomy
using cautery and microdebrider tonsillectomy.
The most common complication according to the authors were:
Among the various procedures compared extracapsular tonsillectomy using microdebrider had the least complication followed by
coablation technique. Tonsillectomy using electro cautery had a complication rate which was slightly better than that of conventional
cold instrument tonsillectomy.