[Clinical study of carbon dioxide laser tonsillectomy].Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2010; 24(3):119-21LC
To investigate the therapeutic effect of carbon dioxide laser tonsillectomy.
In this prospective, randomized study, One hundred and two patients were divided into laser group or control group. Patients of laser group were cured with carbon dioxide laser tonsillectomy, and the control group was cured with routine method. All operations are executed by one person. Observation index included operation time, hemorrhage in operation, ache after operation, inflammatory reaction of raw surface, repair time of raw surface, rehaemorrhagia and scar.
Laser group had advantages of less operation time, less hemorrhage, less ache and less inflammatory reaction of raw surface. Laser group have hemorrhage in operation (7.2 +/- 2.1) ml, while control group have hemorrhage in operation (92.0 +/- 35.0) ml. Laser group have pseudomembrane early but desquamate late.
Carbon dioxide laser tonsillectomy is effective to relieve pain, inflammatory reaction and with less time, it's a safe, efficient and mini-trauma operation.