Postoperative bleeding in tonsillectomy patients.

  title={Postoperative bleeding in tonsillectomy patients.},
  author={Wasyl Szeremeta and N J Novelly and Michael Benninger},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  volume={75 6},
A three-year retrospective study was performed on 494 patients to compare the effects of two techniques of tonsillectomy, with respect to rates of postoperative bleeding. One surgeon performed primarily mechanical dissections, while the other primarily performed electrocautery dissections. Intraoperative blood loss was assessed and correlated to the age and gender of the patient and to the size of the tonsil. Postoperative bleeding was seen in 2.8% of patients who underwent electrocautery… CONTINUE READING

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