adenotome

adenotome

(ad′ĕ-nō″tōm″) [ adeno- + -tome]
A device for excising a gland, esp. the adenoid glands.
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Adenoidectomy was performed by the first author at an academic tertiary care pediatric hospital using an adenotome, and the specimens obtained from two different parts of the nasopharyngeal surface of adenoid tissue were cut with a knife by an otolaryngologist.
The traditional surgical technique, which is performed blindly or under the view of laryngeal mirror using an adenoid curette or adenotome, has been challenged for inadequate reduction of hypertrophic adenoid tissue, especially in situations of involvement over the intranasal region, nasopharyngeal roof, and peritubal and retrotubal (pharyngeal recess) regions [1-5].
Adenoidectomy was performed via curettage with an adenotome, and hemostasis achieved by temporarily packing the nasopharynx with sponges soaked in epinephrine.
One little-used procedure is a superior adenoidectomy performed with an adenotome. This procedure was first described by Birrell [8] in 1966 and later by Shapiro, [9] but since then it has been mentioned only occasionally.