Tonsillectomy versus tonsillotomy performed with scissors in children with tonsillar hypertrophy.

@article{Vlastos2008TonsillectomyVT,
  title={Tonsillectomy versus tonsillotomy performed with scissors in children with tonsillar hypertrophy.},
  author={Ioannis M. Vlastos and Kostas Parpounas and John Economides and George Helmis and Emmanouel Koudoumnakis and Michael Houlakis},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={857-63}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the morbidity and the short and long-term effectiveness of tonsillotomy (partial tonsillectomy) performed with scissors compared with conventional cold knife (total) tonsillectomy. METHODS We conducted a 2-year prospective non-randomized study at a tertiary children's hospital. One thousand and twenty-three children were recruited (243 in the tonsillotomy and 780 in the tonsillectomy group). Age, sex, weight, and time of operation, immediately post-operative… CONTINUE READING

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