alexa Post tonsillectomy hemorrhage: a ten-year retrospective study.


Otolaryngology: Open Access

Author(s): Schroeder WA Jr

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Tonsillectomy remains one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the world. One of the most significant complications is postoperative hemorrhage. Though most bleeding often can be controlled with local anesthesia in an office or emergency room, some patients require return to the operating room for general anesthesia to control the hemorrhage. A ten-year retrospective study was done to review patients who required return to the operating room for general anesthesia for control of hemorrhage. Variables investigated include age, gender, time of surgery, onset of hemorrhage, season of the year, and the amount of blood loss noted during initial surgery. Seven of the 756 patients (.93\%) required a second general anesthesia to control hemorrhage. Seasonal and gender predilictions are noted in this study. Recent trends in tonsillectomy are reviewed. Postoperative hemorrhage creates anxiety, prolongs morbidity, and increases health care cost. Limiting this complication is clearly in the best interest of both patient and surgeon.
This article was published in Mo Med and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version