Effect of modern fibrin glue on bleeding after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

@article{Vaiman2003EffectOM,
  title={Effect of modern fibrin glue on bleeding after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.},
  author={Michael Vaiman and Efraim Eviatar and Nathan Shlamkovich and Samuel R Segal},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={410-4}
}
We performed a prospective randomized study in 179 patients to examine the second-generation surgical fibrin sealant Quixil as an effective substitute for different types of electrocautery in tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. We compared the rates of hemorrhagic complications in a group with bipolar or needle point electrocautery and in a group in whom fibrin glue was used to stop intraoperative bleeding and to prevent postoperative bleeding. The operations were performed under general… CONTINUE READING

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