Postoperative Pain After Tonsillectomy; Comparison Between CO2 Laser Versus Conventional Dissection Tonsillectomy
Journal of Surgery
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 27-30
Received: Feb. 7, 2015;
Accepted: Feb. 13, 2015;
Published: May 9, 2015
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Fahd Ali Alharbi, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Background:Postoperative pain after tonsillectomy is a great problem that the ideal tonsillectomy operation should have little or no morbidity or mortality with excellent outcome. Aim of the study:To compare the outcome of postoperative pain with two different methods of tonsillectomy, conventional dissection Tonsillectomy versus CO2 laser assisted tonsillectomy procedure. Method:Randomized clinical trial was done on 126 adult patients with chronic recurrent tonsillitis that underwent tonsillectomies operation divided into two groups. Group A (n=63) subjected to Conventional dissection tonsillectomy .Group B (n=63) subjected to CO2 Laser assisted tonsillectomy. Results: There was no statistically significant difference between patients in both groups with regard to mean VAS forpain starting from day 0 to day 10after initiation of treatment .Mean VAS for post tonsillectomypain in both groups revealed that at the end of day 10, pain was completely absent in both groups. Conclusion:Conventional dissection Tonsillectomy is almost similar to CO2 Laser assisted tonsillectomy operation in post operative pain and patient's quality of life but Laser-assisted tonsillectomy has shown to have shortened in the operative time with reduces the blood loss.
Fahd Ali Alharbi,
Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed,
Postoperative Pain After Tonsillectomy; Comparison Between CO2 Laser Versus Conventional Dissection Tonsillectomy, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue: Postoperative Pain Syndrome.
Vol. 3, No. 2-1,
2015, pp. 27-30.
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