Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40

Case Report

Case report: Postoperative hemorrhage in the nasopharynx at two weeks following adenotonsillectomy

Fazil Emre Ozkurt
  • Fazil Emre Ozkurt
  • Silvan State Hospital ENT Department, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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Muhammed Fatih Evcimik
  • Muhammed Fatih Evcimik
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul Nisa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  • Article Number - 8528EFD520
  • Vol.2(6), pp. 47-49, September 2011
  •  Accepted: 25 August 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011

Abstract

 

Postoperative hemorrhage is an unlikely complication of adenotonsillectomy and occurs within several days following the procedure. We describe a patient with postoperative hemorrhage after adenotonsillectomy in nasopharynx at the postoperative 15th and 18th day. The study reveals that bleeding after adenotonsillectomy is an unlikely complication for the surgeon and patient, and requires extra experimental instruments such as endoscopy. Hence, it is best to observe the patient until blood levels stabilize and bleeding stops.

 

Key words: Adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, adenotonsillectomy, epistaxi