Tonsillectomy by Dissection Method
11 years ago
This video shows bilateral tonsils removal by dissection method. It is a classic method before other newer techniques such as diathermy, harmonic scalpel, coblator, or carbon dioxide laser were introduced. Initial incision made at the tonsil/palatoglossal/palatopharyngeal fold border and followed by blunt dissection along its capsule. Once dissection reached the inferior pole, snare was used to make the final cut. Similar technique was performed on the opposite tonsil. Bleeding was controlled by gauze packing as well as by using bipolar diathermy.