Plasma Dissection Versus Tissue Dissection in Adenoid Surgery


Aim is to compare coblation versus conventional adenoidectomy, to evaluate whether this approach is adequate, safer and could be a coblation a good alternative of conventional adenoidectomy? It is a prospective randomized controlled study done at Civil Hospital Ahmedabad from January 2016 to January 2017 with 70 patients. The study includes children between age groups 5–11 years divided into Group A (38 children underwent coblation adenoidectomy) and Group B (32 children underwent conventional adenoidectomy) with an average follow-up period of 10 days, 1 month and 3 months. Information on average time of operation, intra-operative blood loss, post-operative pain, and time required regaining normal breathing pattern, presence of residual adenoid tissue 4 weeks after surgery and postoperative hemorrhage were gathered and compared. We found statistically significant differences in average operation time (p < 0.001), intra-operative blood loss (p < 0.001), post-operative pain (p < 0.0001) and time required regaining normal nasal breathing pattern (p < 0.001) presence of residual adenoid tissue 4 weeks after surgery (p < 0.0001) However, post operative hemorrhage (p > 0.5) was not significantly different between two groups. This study suggested a significantly less intra-operative or postoperative complications and morbidity in coblation adenoidectomy in comparison with conventional method. Coblation was associated with less pain and quick return to normal nasal breathing pattern. These findings indicate that coblation adenoidectomy is a safer, method and can be a better alternative of conventional method.

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Chauhan, V.M., Patel, K.B. & Vishwakarma, R. Plasma Dissection Versus Tissue Dissection in Adenoid Surgery. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 72, 156–159 (2020).

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  • Curette
  • Coblation
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Nasal breathing
  • Plasma
  • Wand