Comparison Between Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy Versus Conventional Tonsillectomy Regarding the Postoperative Pain and Bleeding
International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017, Pages: 1-5
Received: Mar. 27, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 5, 2017; Published: Apr. 26, 2017
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Stefan Konsulov, Department of Ear Nose and Throat Disease, University Hospital Kaspela, Medical Univesity-Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Spas Konsulov, Deaprtment of Ear Nose and Throat Disease University Hospital St. George Plovdiv, Medical University-Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Karen Dzhambazov, Deaprtment of Ear Nose and Throat Disease University Hospital St. George Plovdiv, Medical University-Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Petar Kopanov, Faculty of Mathematics and Information, University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Background: The tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedure in the world. Common complications are postoperative pain and bleeding. Coblation tonsillectomy is recent method of these surgical procedure and there are few publications in the literature and published information which are focused on the specific aspects of this surgical techniques or early postoperative complications. This study compare coblation and traditional tonsillectomy techniques in view of their advantages and complications. methods: In our prospective study type we include 60 children and adolescents, divided equally:30 conventional tonsillectomy versus 30 surgically treated with Coblation II system Arthrocare (Smith and Nephew). We compared the postoperative pain and intraoperative bleeding in the patients underwent surgery within conventional method versus coblation assisted tonsillectomy. To measure the pain we used visual-analogue scale of Wong-Baker with face expressions (0 no hurt; 10-hurts worst). We follow-up the level of pain in the day 1,2 and 7 after the surgery Estimated blood loss for coblation tonsillectomy was calculated by deducting the total amount of blood in suction jar with estimate saline used for the surgery. Results: Average age of participants surgically treated with conventional method group are 6,87±3,01. In the group where we used coblation method the average age of participant were 8.16±4,74. We found statistically significant differences (p-value<0.0001) in these parameters in both surgical techniques: the pain is less weak in intensity in the patients treated with the Coblation method in all the three days. In regard of intraoperative bleeding we found statistically significant difference between both methods (p-value -9.3132*10-10). The average bleeding in the conventional method is 97,5 ml ±12,12 ml, comparing with the coblastion-assisted tonsillectomy the average intraoperative bleeding is 27,1 ml ±14,28 ml. Conclusions: This study revealed a significantly less intraoperative or postoperative complications and morbidity in coblation tonsillectomy in comparison with traditional method. Coblation was associated with less pain and quick return to normal diet and daily activity. These findings addressed coblation tonsillectomy as an advanced method.
Coblation, Tonsillectomy, Complications
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Stefan Konsulov, Spas Konsulov, Karen Dzhambazov, Petar Kopanov, Comparison Between Coblation Assisted Tonsillectomy Versus Conventional Tonsillectomy Regarding the Postoperative Pain and Bleeding, International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijo.20170301.11
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