Obstructive adenoid tissue: an indication for powered-shaver adenoidectomy.

  title={Obstructive adenoid tissue: an indication for powered-shaver adenoidectomy.},
  author={Thomas E. Havas and David Lowinger},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={128 7},
OBJECTIVES To quantify the incidence of intranasal extension of adenoid tissue and residual adenoidal obstruction of the posterior choanae following traditional curette adenoidectomy to determine the efficiency of adenoid curettage and the usefulness of intraoperative endoscopic examination and powered-shaver adenoidectomy in achieving better postnasal patency. DESIGN Prospective intraoperative endoscopic evaluation of the posterior choanae and nasopharynx of a case series of 130 patients… CONTINUE READING


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