Histologic assessment of thermal injury to tonsillectomy specimens: A comparison of electrocautery, coblation, harmonic scalpel, and tonsillotome Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Burns
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Palatine Tonsil
  • Tonsillectomy

abstract

  • Attempts to remove the entire tonsil results in a similar depth of thermal injury to tonsillectomy specimens when using the harmonic scalpel, electrocautery, and coblation device. Skeletal muscle is a nearly ubiquitous finding in routine tonsillectomy specimens. The use of an electrocautery with a needle point may allow for a more precise dissection as it results in tonsillectomy specimens with a smaller percentage of muscle present.

publication date

  • November 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lary.20612

PubMed ID

  • 19688863

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2248

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 119

number

  • 11