A prospective randomized single-blind trial comparing ultrasonic scalpel tonsillectomy with tonsillectomy by blunt dissection in a pediatric age group.

@article{Oko2005APR,
  title={A prospective randomized single-blind trial comparing ultrasonic scalpel tonsillectomy with tonsillectomy by blunt dissection in a pediatric age group.},
  author={Michael O Oko and Ian Ganly and Sean Loughran and William Andrew Clement and David Z. Young and Neil K Geddes},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={
          579-84
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if there was a difference in postoperative pain and dietary intake when comparing ultrasonic scalpel (US) with blunt dissection tonsillectomy (BD) in children. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial comparing US and BD tonsillectomy in children aged between 5 and 13 years who undergo tonsillectomy for recurrent acute tonsillitis in a specialized pediatric hospital. RESULTS One hundred and twenty-two children were enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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