Electrocautery versus curette adenoidectomy: comparison of postoperative results.

  title={Electrocautery versus curette adenoidectomy: comparison of postoperative results.},
  author={Jennifer Clemens and J Scott Mcmurray and Jay Paul Willging},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={43 2},
OBJECTIVE Identify differences in adenoidectomy performed by curettage versus electrocautery ablation. DESIGN To receive adenoidectomy by curettage or electrocautery ablation 38 patients undergoing adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy were prospectively randomized. The study was completed by 24 patients. All tonsillectomy patients received electrocautery dissection of the tonsils. Preoperative and at least 1 month postoperative video-nasopharyngoscopy was performed. Video tapes were reviewed… CONTINUE READING


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