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Research Article

Newer Methods Of Tonsillectomy As Compared To Conventional Dissection Method

Obasikene G1*, Ramalingam R2, Vadivu AS2 and Ramalingam KK2
1 Consultant ENT Surgeon, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, KKR ENT Hospital and Research Institute (P) Ltd, Chennai 600010, India
Corresponding Author : Obasikene G
FMCORL, Consultant ENT Surgeon
Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital
Irrua, Benin City, Nigeria
Tel: 2348037029753
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 26, 2013; Accepted December 19, 2013; Published December 21, 2013
Citation: Obasikene G, Ramalingam R, Vadivu AS, Ramalingam KK (2013) Newer Methods of Tonsillectomy as Compared to Conventional Dissection Method. J Pain Relief 3:126. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000126
Copyright: © 2013 Obasikene G, 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.


Tonsillectomy is old surgical procedure that has evolved to a more safe method that has lesser complications with little or no morbidity and mortality. Aim; this was comparative study which compared the old dissection tonsillectomy method and the newer method of tonsillectomy (ultrasonic scalpel and Laser tonsillectomy method). Methodology; Equal number of patients both in age and sexes had conventional dissection tonsillectomy method, ultrasonic scalpel method and laser methods of tonsillectomy. The surgical outcomes of these methods of tonsillectomy were compared base on intra and postoperative findings. Result; Ultrasonic scalpel method had the least intraoperative blood loss; The scores showed that there was a statistically significant pain in laser tonsillectomy method and that the pain was least in ultrasonic scalpel tonsillectomy method with a P value of <0.001. Conclusion; Conventional tonsillectomy method is the most preferred tonsillectomy method in developing world.