Targeted Treatment With Radio Frequency Ablation for Lingual Tonsil

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Objectives:Benign enlargement of the lingual tonsils due to various causes may cause symptoms that warrant treatment. Conventional lingual tonsillectomy remains a challenging procedure, and there is no established standard procedure. We aimed to review the patients receiving different methods of lingual tonsil surgery for various indications at our institute.Methods:Retrospective clinical data on all patients with an ablative operation of the tongue base during the 8-year period between 2007 and 2014 at the Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, were reviewed. The larger cohort comprised 35 patients, of whom 26 were men (74%). Ten patients had undergone solely lingual tonsil radio frequency ablation (LTRFA). The minimum follow-up time for all patients was 2 years.Results:Of the 10 patients, 5 patients with LTRFA had been operated on because of symptomatic lingual tonsil hypertrophy and 5 because of periodic fever associated with possible lingual tonsil involvement. In 2 of the 5 patients with periodic fever, the fever cycles ended after the operation. Of the 5 patients, 3 patients with symptomatic lingual tonsil hypertrophy have been non-symptomatic after 1 to 3 treatment sessions. The last 2 patients continue to have persistent symptoms. There were no major complications.Conclusions:Development of new approaches for the management of various lingual tonsil conditions is warranted. Lingual tonsil volume reduction by LTRFA seems to be a treatment alternative with low morbidity but with limited curative effect only.
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Artikkeli1179550617749857
LehtiClinical medicine insights. Ear, nose and throat
Vuosikerta11
Sivumäärä4
ISSN1179-5506
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TilaJulkaistu - 1 tammikuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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Targeted Treatment With Radio Frequency Ablation for Lingual Tonsil. / Renkonen, Suvi; Mäkitie, Antti A; Bäck, Leif.

julkaisussa: Clinical medicine insights. Ear, nose and throat , Vuosikerta 11, 1179550617749857, 01.01.2018.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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