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Suction diathermy adenoid ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15807961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure frequently carried out in otolaryngological practice, traditionally undertaken blindly with curettage using an adenotome following palpation of the adenoid bed. While a number of alternative methods have been described for surgical removal of the adenoid pad (power-assisted/microdebrider, transnasal adenoid ablation, suction coagulation and liquefaction/aspiration) none has become the definitive procedure. Suction diathermy adenoidectomy has been known and used for some time; it has gained in popularity over recent years and is established as an alternative to conventional curettage, particularly in children. We describe several techniques which improve the view of the surgical field while performing suction diathermy adenoid ablation.
David Owens; Mario Jaramillo; Michael Saunders
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-05     Completed Date:  2005-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Royal United Hospital Bath, Bath, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoidectomy / methods*
Adenoids / surgery
Electrocoagulation / methods*
Suction / methods

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