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Povidone Iodine ‘WET’ technique: Adenotonsillectomy in COVID era
  • Nithya Venkataramani,
  • RAVI SACHIDANANDA,
  • Nidhi Sachidananda
Nithya Venkataramani
People tree hospital yeshwanthpur
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RAVI SACHIDANANDA
People tree hospital, Bangalore
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Nidhi Sachidananda
people tree hospitals bangalore
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Abstract

Key Points Most of the ENT surgeries are aerosol generating procedures and pose a risk of infection to health care workers. Povidone-iodine irrigation has been used in surgery and has proven to reduce surgical site infection. Povidone iodine has good virucidal action even in low concentrations. The novel technique of wet tonsillectomy with povidone iodine flush would possibly reduce the viral load. This technique, in adjunct to other safety measures and personal protective equipment, could be a safe way to restart elective oral, ear and nasal procedures in asymptomatic patients during the pandemic.