A surgical primer that applies a unique concept of mental training
Provides relevant examples and step-by-step instruction
The text is supplemented with excellent photographs
The Operation Primer provides excellent photographic step-by-step guidance to the surgical procedure. It has been produced to describe the operation in the simplest manner possible without over-simplifying. The core of the Operation Primer is the section on Nodal Points, where the surgical key steps are described in detail. This surgical guide book provides essential reference material to surgeons wishing to update their knowledge in this specific area.
Table of contents
Structure and handling of the Operation PrimerThe Harmonic® system I Preparations for the operation Instruments Positioning of the patient Shaving Neutral electrode Setting up the equipment Sterile draping Positioning of the operating team II Nodal points Overview nodal points 1. Introducing the mouth gag and exposing the tonsils 2. Incising the mucosa of anterior pillar where it meets the tonsil 3. Creating a pocket between the tonsil and the capsule 4. Extending the pocket inferiorly and around the superior pole 5. Peeling the tonsil away from the capsule and the posterior pillar 6. Confirming hemostasis in the operative situs and finishing the operation III Management of difficult situations and complications Hemostasis management techniques to manage bleedings a) Intraoperative bleeding b) Postoperative bleeding c) Arterial blood supply of the tonsil Appendices Indications for tonsillectomy Postoperative management a) Postoperative instructions for tonsillectomy for children b) Postoperative instructions for tonsillectomy for adults.