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.
The authors have shown us that modern surgical tools can be used effectively in common operations not typically associated with blood loss. However, when bleed does occur in tonsillectomy, it can be difficult to control. This approach is another step forward in increasing patient safety. – R. K. Spence.