Tonsillectomy Using Electrocautery

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Author: Conor Smith
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Specialties: Oral Maxillofacial, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery
Schools: Arkansas Children's Hospital
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Contributors: Conor Smith (Arkansas Children's Hospital)  and Gresham Richter M.d. (Arkansas Children's Hospital)

The removal of tonsils is most often indicated by tonsillar hypertrophy contributing to obstructive sleep apnea or chronic/recurring throat infections from pathogens such as streptococcal bacteria. Electrocautery is the most commonly used technique to safely and effectively excavate the tonsils.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/cb233d20mk

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