A New Technique of Coblation used in 42 Infants with Epiglottic CystShu-yao Qiu, Da-bo LiuM*, Zhen-yun Huang and Jian-wen Zhong
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China,
- Corresponding Author:
- Da-bo Liu
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center
No.318 Renmin Zhong Road, Guangzhou
510120, People’s Republic of China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 17, 2013; Accepted date: June 24, 2013; Published date: July 01, 2013
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.
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.