Hemorrhage following tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in 15,218 patients

@article{Windfuhr2005HemorrhageFT,
  title={Hemorrhage following tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in 15,218 patients},
  author={J. Windfuhr and Y. Chen and S. Remmert},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={132},
  pages={281 - 286}
}
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential risk factors and the incidence of bleeding following adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy requiring surgical treatment under general anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective chart review of 15,218 patients who underwent surgery between January 1, 1988, and September 30, 2001, at our institution (St. Anna Hospital, Duisburg). RESULTS: A total of 229 patients experienced post-operative bleeding (1.5%). Patients of male gender… Expand
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