Coblation Tonsil Resection (TR): Our Experience For A Powered Instrument Feasibility With Advantages And Disadvantages

Coblation Tonsil Resection (TR)

  • Dr. Nehal R. Patel Assistant Professor,Department Of ENT, Shardaben General Hospital, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Dr. Alpesh V. Patel Associate Professor, Department Of ENT, Shardaben General Hospital, Saraspur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Dr. Payal R. Vadher Senior Resident, Department Of ENT, PDU Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
  • Dr. Kinnari K. Rathod Assistant Professor, Department Of ENT, SVPIMSR , SMT.N.H.L Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Keywords: Coblation , Tonsillectomy, Tonsil Resection

Abstract

Background: Tonsillectomy is one of most commonly performed surgical procedure in otorhinolaryngology. In past, various surgical techniques for tonsillectomy have been developed. And coblation tonsillectomy is one of the latest techniques developed. We carried this study to check feasibility of powered instrument (coblator) in view of patient and surgeons benefit with advantages and disadvantages for tonsillectomy. Material And Methods: We carried out this study in randomly selected total 125 patients who presented to our ENT department with chief complain of recurrent tonsillitis. All patients underwent coblation techniques and were analysed for total time consumption during operation, amount of blood loss during operation, immediate postoperative pain, postoperative haemorrhage whether primary or secondary, time needed to return back to the normal activity and diet ,total percentage of healing post operatively. Each patient had preoperative blood investigation to exclude any coagulation disorder and anemia. Postoperative analgesics and broad spectrum antibiotics were administered. Result: Mean operation time was 12±2.45 minutes in coblation group. Intraoperative blood loss turned out to be 20.00±5.0 ml for the coblation. Mean return to normal diet period was significantly shorter (5.00±1.50). Otherwise, return to normal behaviour was significantly earlier with coblation(10.50±2.00 ). Postoperative we have not seen any case of primary hemorrhage or secondary hemorrhage in our study. Conclusion: We found that coblation technique for tonsillectomy offers considerable advantages in the operation time and intra operative blood loss. Coblation is related with timely return to routine activities and normal adequate diet. To endorse its significance over conventional tonsillectomy warrants further study. [Patel N Natl J Integr Res Med, 2022; 13(1): 42-48, Published on 26/01/2022]

Published
2022-01-26
How to Cite
Dr. Nehal R. Patel, Dr. Alpesh V. Patel, Dr. Payal R. Vadher, & Dr. Kinnari K. Rathod. (2022). Coblation Tonsil Resection (TR): Our Experience For A Powered Instrument Feasibility With Advantages And Disadvantages: Coblation Tonsil Resection (TR). National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 13(1), 42-48. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/3398
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