Objective: To define the advantage and disadvantage of Co2 laser tonsillectomy
compared with conventional method.
Material and Method: One hundred patients age 5-15 underwent tonsillectomy. One
tonsil was removed with the Co2 laser and the other was excised with conventional
dissection and snare technique. Patients were not told which tonsil was removed with
laser. Intraoperative blood loss, operation time, pain and healing were compared for
Results: In Co2 laser tonsillectomy, there was a significantly reduction in operation
time (5vs11.3 minutes P
Key words: Co2 laser, tonsillectomy, cold dissection.