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Anatomy of Pharynx

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Secondary hemorrhage after tonsillectomy develops:



A Within 12 hrs
B Within 24 hrs

C Within 6 days
D Within 1 months

Ans. C Within 6 days Ref. Mohan Bansal p 577, Dhingra 6th/ed p 430

"The main complication is hemorrhage which occurs in 3-5% patients" -Head and Neck Surgery de Souza Vol 2 p 7588

"Most common complication following tonsillectomy is hemorrhage." -Maqbool 7 7 th/ed p 288 "Reactionary hemorrhage is the most feared complication post tonsillectomy because of the risk of airway obstruction, shock and ulti¬mately death." -Scott Brown's 7th/ed Vol 2 p 7994

Hemorrhage can be

Primary

. Reactionary

Secondary

Occurring at the time of operation

Occurring within 24 hours of surgery

Seen between the 5th to 10th postoperative day

Note

Most common time of hemorrhage after tonsillectomy is within 4 hrs of surgery

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