Volume 22, Number 3 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Autumn 2015)                   Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2015, 22(3): 179-186 | Back to browse issues page


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Hashemian F, Jafari Moez H, Farahani F, Seifrabei M A. Assessing Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Tonsil Ablation for Treatment of Halitosis Caused by Chronic Tonsillitis with Caseum. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci . 2015; 22 (3) :179-186
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-26-en.html

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Introduction & Objective: Chronic tonsillitis with caseum has been proven to be the cause of halitosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of temperature-controlled radiofrequency tonsil ablation in the treatment of halitosis caused by chronic tonsil-litis with caseum.
 Materials & Methods: In this clinical trial study 28 adult patients with halitosis due to chronic tonsillitis with caseum were treated by temperature-controlled radiofrequency tonsil ablation and efficacy and complications of procedure were recorded and the data were analyzed by Spss software and paired t-test.
 Results: The difference between the amount of halitosis was statistically significant before and after the procedure (P <0.001). Patients’ pain were mild to moderate .Mild bleeding occurred in 21% of patients and 79% had no bleeding. In average 3.14 days after the procedure patients tolerated regular diet and after 1.96 days they could do their daily routines. 
Conclusion: Temperature-controlled radiofrequency tonsil ablation is a safe and effective method for treatment of halitosis due to chronic tonsillitis with caseum and have several ad-vantages compared to conventional tonsillectomy such as reduced post-operative pain and bleeding, shorter recovery time and convenience of an office procedure.
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