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Harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy versus monopolar diathermy tonsillectomy: A prospective study

June 1, 2008  |  Jason A. Roth, BSc(Med), MBBS, Tobias Pincock, MBBS, FRACS;, Raymond Sacks, MBBCh, FCS(SA)ORL, Martin Forer, MBBCh, FRACS;, Neil Boustred, MBBCh, FCS(SA)ORL, William Johnston, MBBS, FRACS;, and Michael Bailey, PhD, MSc


For tonsillectomy, the ultrasonic harmonic scalpel has been purported to cause less tissue injury and postoperative morbidity while providing adequate levels of hemostasis. We undertook a prospective study to compare outcomes in 162 patients who had undergone harmonic scalpel...

Safety and efficacy of pressure-assisted tissue-welding tonsillectomy: A preliminary evaluation

February 1, 2008  |  Randall G. Michel, MD, FACS, Bernard I. Weinstock, MD, and Kang Tsau, MD


We conducted a retrospective study of the safety and efficacy of a new pressure-assisted tissue-welding technology (ENTceps; Starion Instruments Corp.; Sunnyvale, Calif.) for total tonsillectomy, either alone or with adenoidectomy. The use of this instrument was compared in two...

Unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with ipsilateral parapharyngeal space involvement: A case report

December 1, 2007  |  Scott L. Lee, MD, Ching Y. Lee, MD, PhD, Rami K. Batniji, MD, and Steven Silver, MD


We report a case of unilateral tonsillar lymphoepithelioma with extension into the ipsilateral parapharyngeal space, and we review the clinical, histologic, and radiographic findings of the case. The patient presented with a tonsillar mass that was confirmed on biopsy to be...

Solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil: A case report

December 1, 2007  |  Kumar Madhumita, MS(ENT), Ajit Nambiar, MD(Path), and Parameswaran Prathapan, MS(ENT)


We present a rare case of a benign tumor of the tonsil in a 49-year-old woman. The tumor was excised in its entirety, and the patient's postoperative course was uneventful. No evidence of recurrence was detected during follow-up. Although some sporadic cases of tonsillar...

Comparison of Helicobacter pylori colonization on the tonsillar surface versus tonsillar core tissue as determined by the CLO test

August 1, 2007  | 

Bijan Khademi, MD;
Nika Niknejad, MD;
Behrooz Gandomi, MD;
Firoozeh Yeganeh, MD


Schwannoma of the tonsil

June 1, 2007  |  Byung-Joo Lee, MD, PhD; Soo-Geun Wang, MD, PhD; Jin-Choon Lee, MD, PhD; Il-Woo Lee, MD, PhD

Between 25 and 48% of schwannomas have been reported to occur in the head and neck region; the acoustic nerve is...

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil: A case report and literature review

April 1, 2007  |  Chad McDuffie, MD; Timothy S. Lian, MD; Joel Thibodeaux, MD

Bilateral peritonsillar abscesses: A challenging diagnosis

March 1, 2007  |  James T. Edinger, MD; Elias Y. Hilal, MD; Khurshed J. Dastur, MD

An outpatient medical treatment protocol for peritonsillar abscess

October 1, 2006  |  Roland H. Lamkin, MD, FACS; James Portt, PAC, MMS
Several surgical methods are used to treat peritonsillar abscess, but no protocol for outpatient medical...

Malignancy in asymmetrical but otherwise normal palatine tonsils

October 1, 2006  |  Adenike F. Oluwasanmi, FRCS; Stephen J. Wood, FRCS; David L. Baldwin, FRCS; Fabian Sipaul, MRCS
An abnormally large tonsil may be a sign of malignancy. We retrospectively analyzed the case files of 87...

The submucosal fish bone

August 1, 2006  |  Patrick M. Spielmann, MBChB, MRCS (Edin); Conroy Howson, FCS (SA) ORL

Parathyroid adenoma mimicking cervical recurrence on CT/PET fusion scan

February 1, 2006  |  Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS


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