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Clinical Study

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

Figure 4

Postoperative outcome from Case . (a) Prior to and (b) during surgery, there were hypertrophic adenoid abuts on the torus tubarius which resulted in narrowing the right and left Eustachian tube opening (asterisk) as a slit-like appearance. (c, d) At 6-month postoperative follow-up, there is a significant reduction of adenoid volume around the roof of nasopharynx and the peritubal and retrotubal regions by showing a clear division between the adenoid pad and torus tubarius (arrow heads, panel (d)). A more dilated opening of the Eustachian tube is observed postoperatively (asterisk, panels (c) and (d)). R = roof of nasopharynx; TT = torus tubarius; V = vomer.

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