• Bacteremia during adenoidectomy: a comparison of suction diathermy adenoid ablation and adenoid curettage.

      Casserly, Paula; Kieran, Stephen; Phelan, Eimear; Smyth, Edmond; Lacy, Peter; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. (2010-08)
      Transient bacteremia is induced by adenoidectomy when the integrity of the nasopharyngeal membrane is broken. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of bacteremia in patients undergoing adenoidectomy, to identify the causative organisms, and to compare the incidences of bacteremia between the two techniques suction diathermy and curettage.