Bipolar cautery tonsillectomy using different energy doses: Pain and bleeding


Soy F. K. , Dundar R., Yazici H., Kulduk E., Aslan M., Sakarya E. U.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.78, no.3, pp.402-406, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.11.005
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-406
  • Keywords: Tonsillectomy, Bipolar cautery, Analog pain scale, ADULT TONSILLECTOMY, HARMONIC SCALPEL, HEMORRHAGE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Tonsillectomies are the most frequently applied operations in the ENT practice. Even though different surgical tonsillectomy techniques have been used, bipolar cautery is the most frequently used one. Our aim was to compare postoperative bleeding rates, pain scores and recovery times in tonsillectomies performed by using bipolar cautery in Joules (1 Watt-sec or W s) calculated by multiplying Watts by the duration of cauterization.