The utility of common surgical instruments for pediatric adenotonsillectomy.

  title={The utility of common surgical instruments for pediatric adenotonsillectomy.},
  author={Prasad John Thottam and Jennifer R Christenson and David M. Cohen and Christopher M Metz and Sonal S Saraiya and Michael S Haupert},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={125 2},
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the correlation between surgical instrumentation and intraoperative surgical time, postoperative hemorrhage, and associated healthcare cost for pediatric adenotonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart analysis. METHODS Chart data were collected from pediatric patients who underwent adenotonsillectomy from 2011 to 2013. Monopolar electrocautery, radiofrequency ablation, and PlasmaBlade instruments were compared for intraoperative surgical time and… CONTINUE READING
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