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Microdebrider assisted tonsillectomy has the lowest complication rates

LaryngologyIntroduction:

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.

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Vandetanib gets FDA approval for the treatment of advanced Medullary carcinoma thyroid

LaryngologyVandetanib has been approved by FDA for use in patients with advanced Medullary carcinoma thyroid

who are not fit enough to undergo abalative surgical procedures. Vandetanib has its own share of

complications which include:

1. Nausea

2. Elevated blood pressure

3. Headache

4. Loss of appetite

5. Abdominal pain

6. Diarrhoea

7. Skin rashes

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HERMES C. GRILLO Thoracic surgeon unparallel

LaryngologyHermes C Grillo regarded as the father of modern Tracheal surgery Professor of Surgery

Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He died in an auto mobile accident in October 2006.

Born in 1923 he devised many original tracheal surgical procedures. He also published

close to 350 scientific articles on this subject.

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Laryngeal mask airway

LaryngologyLaryngeal mask was developed in 1980's, and recently is being used extensively in emergency medicine.

It affords excellent ventilation without going through the normal intubation process and visualization of laryngeal inlet.

It should be considered as a supraglottic airway management device. It can be introduced even by an emergency technician with training during emergency situations.

Visualization of glottis is not essential for introduction of laryngeal mask airway. Laryngeal mask was first developed by a British Anesthesiologist

by name Archie Brain in 1980. Laryngeal mask was developed in 1980's, and recently is being used extensively in emergency medicine.

It affords excellent ventilation without going through the normal intubation process and visualization of laryngeal inlet. It should be considered as a

supraglottic airway management device. It can be introduced even by an emergency technician with training during emergency situations.

Visualization of glottis is not essential for introduction of laryngeal mask airway. Laryngeal mask was first developed by a British Anesthesiologist by name Archie Brain in 1980.

Brain considered laryngeal mask airway as a physical junction between artificial and anatomic airway.

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Taste disturbances following tonsillectomy

LaryngologyTonsillectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedures these days. Even though it has its own set of complications, disturbance in taste following surgery should be considered rare. This article tries to dwell into the possible causes of taste disturbance following tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy is a commonly performed surgery these days. It is a reasonable safe surgical procedure
of course with its own set of complications. Certain complications like taste disturbance following tonsillectomy
is very rare. Seiichi Tomofuji et all managed to study the incidence of taste disturbance following tonsillectomy.