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Clinical Study

Video Nasoendoscopic-Assisted Transoral Adenoidectomy with the PEAK PlasmaBlade: A Preliminary Report of a Case Series

Figure 3

Intraoperative endoscopic views demonstrating the advantage of the PEAK PlasmaBlade used for adenoidectomy. These representative photos were captured from Case . (a) A Grade 3 adenoid hypertrophy is shown via the right nasal passage. (b) Transoral adenoidectomy with the PEAK PlasmaBlade. (c) Blade tip working on the right peritubal area. (d) Manipulating the blade tip toward the roof of the nasopharynx and (e) toward the retrotubal area of the right Eustachian tube. (f) Rotating the blade tip toward the retrotubal area of the left Eustachian tube. P = PlasmaBlade; R = roof of nasopharynx; S = soft palate; T = tongue; TT = torus tubarius; V = vomer.

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