Two Techniques of Tonsillectomy Performed in Identical Twins: A Case Report

Bagherihagh, Ali and Sadr Hosseini, Seyed Mousa (2017) Two Techniques of Tonsillectomy Performed in Identical Twins: A Case Report. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 29 (1). pp. 43-46.

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Introduction:Cold dissection (CD) and bipolar cautery dissection (BCD) techniques are two common surgical tonsillectomy procedures used in the clinic. Obstruction has become more prevalent as the major surgical indication and is most prominently observed in younger children.Case Report: In this report, we aimed to explain the abovementioned surgical techniques in detail and compare the results in identical twins (monozygote twins). Using low energy electrocautery, irrigating the operation site continuously during cauterization, avoiding unnecessary sutures, and direct cautery to the tonsil bed are all effective measures that have diminished post-op pain in bipolar electrocautery dissection, compared to cold dissection tonsillectomy.Conclusion: Bipolar cautery dissection with some modification is very good alternative for tonsillar surgery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 13:47
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 13:47

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