A New Technique of Coblation used in 42 Infants with Epiglottic Cyst
Received Date: Jun 17, 2013 / Accepted Date: Jun 24, 2013 / Published Date: Jul 01, 2013
Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new minimally invasive technique of coblation used in infants with epiglottic cyst.
Methods: 42 consecutive patients with epiglottic cyst underwent surgery by use ArthroCare ENT Coblator II Surgery System.
Results: All patients, including 29 males and 13 females, ranging in age from 1week to 4 years when surgery. All these patients recovered with no complications and was discharged from hospital in 7 days after surgery, no perioperative bleeding noted in any patient. The postoperative follow-up period ranged from 6 to 60 months, no recurrence was found during the follow-up examinations.
Conclusion: Use ArthroCare ENT Coblator II Surgery System for treatment of infant epiglottic cysts is simple, safe, and effective.
Keywords: Infant, Epiglottic cyst, Coblation
Citation: Qiu S, Liu D, Huang Z, Zhong J (2013) A New Technique of Coblation used in 42 Infants with Epiglottic Cyst. Otolaryngology 3:135. Doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000135
Copyright: © 2013 Qiu S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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