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Background and Objectives:The tonsillectomy is one of the most comon operation in otolaryngology and is performed with a variety of surgical techniques. Convincing evidence in the literature is lacking as far as the optimal method of performing lecotmy which is relatively new technique in clinical practice by comparing operation time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative pain, and postoperative hemorhage. Materials and Method:The 90 patients admitted to the ENT department for tonsillectomy betwen March 202 and May 2002 were entered into this study. All tonsillectomy were performed under general anesthesia. Patients were divided into two study groups, bipolar scissors tonsillectomy and cold dissection. Results:The operation time was pain and postoperative hemorrhage statistically insignificant between the surgical method. Conclusion:Bipolar scissors tonsillectomy can significantly reduce the operation time and intaoperative blood los without increasing the postoperative morbidity. (Korean J Otolaryngol 2003 ;46 :692-5)