What is often forgotten however, is that they form part of a ring of lymphoid (glandular) tissue in the nose and throat area called the Waldeyer Ring, named after the German surgeon first describing this ring in the early 20th century. Coblation tonsillectomy utilises a sodium rich solution which fills the space between the tonsil tissue and the tonsil bed combined with an electric current that dissociates (breaks-up) the sodium ions causing tissue destruction. Bleeding points are minimised and identified immediately with coblation surgery due to the excellent and almost bloodless surgical field.

In a review that included evidence available up to April 2017, the coblation technique showed that it may cause slightly less pain one day after surgery and three days after surgery, but it is unlikely that there is a difference in pain seven days after surgery.

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