Jul
2001

Tonsillectomy with argon plasma coagulation (APC): Evaluation of pain and hemorrhage.

Bergler W, Huber K, Hammerschmitt N, Hormann K
Laryngoscope 2001;111(8):1423-1429.
Review by : R. K. Spence
NATA Review
The use of argon beam coagulation provides advantages both in reducing blood loss and decreasing operative time. Although transfusion is rare following tonsillectomy, any blood loss prevented is good news.

– R. K. Spence.