CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Practical Otolaryngology 2021; 4(01): e17-e20
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1723787
Original Article

Clinical Study of Postoperative Bleeding after Tonsillectomy in 497 Cases

Takeshi Tanaka
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kamio Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
,
Kenji Ishii
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kamio Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
,
Kyoko Matsumoto
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kamio Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
,
Koushirou Miura
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kamio Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
,
Ayako Kihara
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kamio Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
,
Tomonobu Kamio
1  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kamio Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Abstract

We conducted a retrospective analysis of 497 patients who underwent tonsillectomy at Kamio Memorial Hospital from September 2015 to August 2018. A total of 35 cases (7.0%) developed postoperative bleeding and three cases (0.6%) needed a second operation under general anesthesia to stop the bleeding. Postoperative bleeding most frequently occurred between 24 hours and 6 days after the operation. The incidence of postoperative bleeding was significantly higher in males and in patients aged 20 to 39 years old. The operation time, body mass index, smoking habit, and history of hypertension were not identified as clinical risk factors for bleeding after tonsillectomy in this study.



Publication History

Received: 11 June 2020

Accepted: 09 October 2020

Publication Date:
01 February 2021 (online)

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