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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-38

Microscope-Assisted coblation tonsillectomy: Our experiences at a tertiary care teaching hospital of eastern India

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Ghosh ENT Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aiao.aiao_10_19

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Objective: A retrospective study was done for comparing surgical parameters such as intraoperative bleeding, duration of surgery, postoperative bleeding, postoperative pain, and hospital stay in patients undergoing coblation tonsillectomy with or without assistance of operating microscope. Materials and Methods: Data regarding intraoperative bleeding, postoperative pain, postoperative bleeding, and hospital stay were collected from the medical records of the patients undergoing with or without microscope-assisted coblation tonsillectomy during the past 5 years from December 2014 to March 2019. Results: There was no significant difference between two groups in terms of duration of surgery among coblation tonsillectomy with or without microscope. The incidence of primary hemorrhage, reactionary hemorrhage, and secondary hemorrhage was significantly reduced in case of microscope-assisted coblation tonsillectomy than direct tonsillectomy with help of headlight. Pain scores and hospital stay are significantly less in microscope assisted coblation tonsillectomy. Conclusions: Microscope-assisted coblation tonsillectomy reduces the intraoperative and postoperative hemorrhage, postoperative pain and decrease the hospital stay, so that help in an early improvement of the patient.

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