Postoperative complications of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and monopolar electrocautery tonsillectomy in teens versus adults.

@article{Johnston2010PostoperativeCO,
  title={Postoperative complications of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and monopolar electrocautery tonsillectomy in teens versus adults.},
  author={Douglas R. Johnston and Michael T Gaslin and Maurits S Boon and Edmund A. Pribitkin and David L. Rosen},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2010},
  volume={119 7},
  pages={485-9}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to determine whether teens have different rates of posttonsillectomy hemorrhage, admission for dehydration, or recurrent tonsillitis compared to adults. Specifically, these parameters were compared within two groups: patients who underwent powered intracapsular tonsillectomy (PIT) and those who underwent monopolar electrocautery tonsillectomy (MET). METHODS In a retrospective review of 579 patients at least 12 years of age from January 2000 to July 2006 in… CONTINUE READING