Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL)

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 5

Coblation Versus Conventional Tonsillectomy: Our Institutional Experience

Dipesh G Darji1*, Vaishali A Patel2*, Sourav Banerjee2, Devyanshu Sharma3 and Vaidik Chauhan2

1Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, B.J. Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2Second Year Resident, Department of ENT, B.J. Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3First Year Resident, Department of ENT, B.J. Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Vaishali A Patel, Second Year Resident, Department of ENT, B.J. Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Received: March 09, 2020; Published: April 30, 2020



Introduction: Tonsillectomy is a very common operation and is performed using various surgical methods. Coblation is a popular method because it causes less pain than other surgical methods. However, the superiority of coblation is unproven.

Objective: To compare the effect of coblation Tonsillectomy for chronic tonsillitis or Tonsillar hypertrophy with conventional method of Tonsillectomy on intraoperative morbidity; postoperative morbidity and Procedural cost.

Methods: It is Prospective double blinded randomized controlled trial done at civil hospital Ahmedabad for period of 1st November 2018 to 1st November 2019 on operation time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative pain, time needed to regain the normal diet and activity and postoperative hemorrhage were gathered and compared between two groups containing 27 patients in each group. Method of surgery depends on parents or patients choice.

Result: We found there is significant difference in intraoperative time in Coblation tonsillectomy compared to Conventional; method of tonsillectomy with mean operation time, Intra operative blood loss, post-operative pain, average time taken to return to normal diet and activity

Conclusion: Coblation tonsillectomy significantly reduces operation time, intra operative blood loss, Post-operative blood loss, Post-operative pain and patient returns to regular routine but with higher cost.

Keywords: Palatine Tonsils; Coblation Tonsillectomy; Conventional Tonsillectomy; Post-Operative Time; Post-Operative Blood Loss



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Citation: Vaishali A Patel., et al. “Coblation Versus Conventional Tonsillectomy: Our Institutional Experience". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.5 (2020): 25-28.


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