ENDOSCOPIC-ASSISTED ADENOIDECTOMY USING COBLATION. IS IT THE GOLD STANDARD?
Adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures, especially in the pediatric population. When accurately performed, it can cause significant changes in the quality of life of the patient, with minimum risks. Today, the surgeon has a large variety of surgical technologies available for this intervention, from the classical cold steel technique to the state of the art advancements, such as radiofrequency or coblation. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the advantages that are provided by coblation adenoidectomy, taking into account the duration of the intervention, the safety, and efficacy of the procedure and the postoperative pain. We consider all of these factors to be important, especially considering the difficult choice the surgeon faces in choosing the best technology for each patient.