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Comparison of Endoscopic-Assisted Adenoidectomy with Conventional Method

Rahul R Modi, Vikas Wahane

Keywords : Conventional adenoidectomy,Powered adenoidectomy,Curettage,Blood loss,Eustachian tube,Choana

Citation Information : Modi RR, Wahane V. Comparison of Endoscopic-Assisted Adenoidectomy with Conventional Method. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2011; 4 (2):75-78.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1077

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).



To evaluate and compare the efficacy of endoscopic-assisted (EA) adenoidectomy with the conventional adenoidectomy (CA) with an aim to reduce rates of residual adenoid tissue after adenoidectomy.


A prospective randomized study involving 32 patients in which 16 underwent EA and 16 underwent CA. The outcomes compared were residual adenoid tissue after 3 months of surgery, operative blood loss, operative time and complications.


A tertiary care teaching hospital.


EA was significantly better in terms of residual tissue left behind as compared to CA (p < 0.05), similar operative blood loss and operative time with no difference in complications.


EA makes for a safe and efficacious way to do an adenoidectomy which has a significant advantage over CA.

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