Significant post-tonsillectomy pain is associated with increased risk of hemorrhage.

  title={Significant post-tonsillectomy pain is associated with increased risk of hemorrhage.},
  author={Stephanie Sarny and Walter Habermann and Guenther Ossimitz and Heinz R Stammberger},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={121 12},
OBJECTIVES In this study, we set out to assess the association of postoperative pain types with the risk of hemorrhage after tonsillectomy. METHODS The questionnaire-based study was conducted on 335 patients who had undergone tonsillectomy. Hemorrhage risk and postoperative pain were evaluated retrospectively with use of a visual analog scale for 5 time periods (day 1, days 2 to 3, days 4 to 7, days 7 to 14, and later). RESULTS Five pain types were identified by a cluster analysis. The most… CONTINUE READING

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