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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Techniques and Technologies

Edited by: Udayan K. Shah
88 pages, Color Illustrations (2 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
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Techniques and technologies for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are comprehensively reviewed in text and graphics in this unique volume. Traditional total tonsillectomy and partial tonsillectomy are described, as are use of cold instruments, microdebrider, monopolar, Coblation and Gyrus jPK technologies. Chapters include review of outcomes by procedure, avoidance of airway and mucosal burns, and surgical simulation, as well as including photographs of a unique collection of historically important instruments and literature.

  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A): What History Teaches Us About the Procedure
    James S. Reilly, MD, and Steven P. Cook, MD
  • Anatomy of the Tonsils and Adenoid
    Brian D. Nicholas, MD, and Robert C. O’Reilly, MD
  • Cold Tonsillectomy
    Patrick Barth, MD
  • Monopolar Electrosurgical Technique for Adenotonsillectomy
    Gary D. Josephson, MD, and R. Mark Ray, MD
  • Microdebrider Technique for Adenotonsillectomy
    Steven P. Cook, MD
  • Coblation® Technique for Adenotonsillectomy
    Udayan K. Shah, MD
  • PlasmaCision® Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy Techniques
    Mitchell B. Austin, MD
  • Outcomes of Tonsillectomy by Technique
    Richard Schmidt, MD
  • Surgical Simulation: Role in Training for Safety and Techniques
    Ellen Deutsch, MD

About The Editor

Udayan K. Shah

Udayan K. Shah, MD, FAAP, FACS, Co-Director of Fellowship, is a pediatric otolaryngologist at the duPont Hospital for Children.