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Specific Care Question

In the pediatric patient requiring a tonsillectomy, is the plasmablade as effective as electrocautery, or coblation, as measured by hospital readmission, cost, postoperative pain, intraoperative bleeding, postoperative bleeding, and length of surgery?


Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Pulse-electron Avalanche Knife; Plasmablade; Ablation Techniques



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