In the past, the guillotine or tonsillotome
technique was used, but because of higher morbidity, this technique has been reported as unsatisfactory and its use has been decreased worldwide9.
[7.] Vikash K Modi, MD Histologic assessment of thermal injury to tonsillectomy specimens: A comparison of electrocautery, coblation, harmonic scalpel and tonsillotome
. Laryngoscope 119:Nov 2009, 2248.
(29) He reviewed the tonsillotome
, snare, galvanocautery as described by Pynchon, (20) and Robertson's own preferred scissors method.