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Coblation for tonsillectomy in children: an evidence-based update on a maturing technology
Author(s): Udayan K. Shah M.D.
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Paper Abstract

Coblation technology (Arthrocare Corp., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) uses plasma-mediated ablation (PMA) for soft-tissue removal. The application of PMA for tonsillectomy has evolved since 1998 through changes in equipment, and surgical techniques. This paper reviews the evidence to date for Coblation tonsillectomy, and offers perspective on novel applications of this maturing technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6424, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III, 64241H (23 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.702641
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Udayan K. Shah M.D., The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (United States)
Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6424:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III
Henry Hirschberg M.D.; Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Nikiforos Kollias M.D.; Bernard Choi; Steen J. Madsen; Guillermo J. Tearney M.D.; Justus F. R. Ilgner M.D.; Haishan Zeng, Editor(s)

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