Post Tonsillectomy Haemorrhage In Bipolar Diathermy Versus Conventional Technique
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 189-194
Received: Oct. 10, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 21, 2015; Published: Nov. 24, 2015
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Esam-eddin Bakheit Mohammed Ahmed, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
Faroug Bakheit Mohammed Ahmed, Faculty of Science and Technology, Shendi University, Shendi, Sudan
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This is a prospective hospital based study conducted in Omdurman Military Hospital (OMH) from January to December 2009 comparing the conventional dissection tonsillectomy (CDT) versus bipolar diathermy tonsillectomy (BDT). The study was conducted to determine the incidence of post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage and it's relation to technique used. Also to detect the efficacy of bipolar diathermy in intra-operative haemostasis in tonsillectomy procedures. 165 patients who had tonsillectomy during the study period were randomly collected and grouped into two according to the technique used. Questionnaire and SPSS program were used for data collection and analysis respectively. The primary haemorrhage was reported in 3.6% and the secondary one in 1.8% of study sample. The intra-operative bleeding found to be correlated (p < 0.005) to the technique. Insignificant secondary haemorrhage occurred in three cases from the bipolar diathermy group but had no correlation (p > 0.005) with the technique used for tonsillectomy. The primary haemorrhage was found to be correlated to the technique used. The bipolar diathermy is highly efficacious in intra-operative haemostasis during tonsillectomy. The difference was insignificant between bipolar diathermy and conventional dissection methods regarding the secondary haemorrhage.
Tonsillectomy, Bipolar, Diathermy and Conventional
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Esam-eddin Bakheit Mohammed Ahmed, Faroug Bakheit Mohammed Ahmed, Post Tonsillectomy Haemorrhage In Bipolar Diathermy Versus Conventional Technique, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 189-194. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20150406.14
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