• Vafiadis M
  • Panopoulou M
  • Exarchakos G
  • Karapantzos H
  • Simasko N.

5th European Congress of Oto – Rhino- Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery, September 11-16, 2004 Rodos –  Kos Hellas.

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Introduction: Tonsil reduction for the treatment of tonsillar hypertrophy in children has recently been described using a number of techniques and devises such as laser, comblation, radiofrequency systems (Elmed, Celon, somnoplasty) e.t.c. which have many benefits but a high cost.

Material and method: Taking into consideration this modern trend for the treatment of tonsillar hypertrophy but targeting to both a suitable and inexpensive surgical method of tonsil reduction, we used the common bipolar electrosugery devise in 40 children with obstructive tonsils and tried to decrease the tissue volume of them.

Results: Using the bipolar device the tissue volume of tonsils decreased significantly. There were no episodes of primary or secondary haemorrhage, a sufficient reduction in post operative pain and a fast return to normal diet. The only disadvantage observed using this method was an unpleasant smell coming from the surgical field for a period of 2 to 4 weeks postoperatively.

Conclusions: The standard bipolar devices used in every ENT –operation room decrease significantly the tissue volume of tonsils offer remarkable advantages in the postoperative period, and mainly present an exceptionally low cost.