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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 20, No. 2, 2010, pp. 187-192
Bioline Code: pe10026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2010, pp. 187-192

 en Prevalence of post-tonsillectomy bleeding as day-case surgery with combination method; cold dissection tonsillectomy and bipolar diathermy hemostasis
Faramarzi, Abolahassan & Heydari, Seyed-Taghi


Objective: Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage remains an important factor in determining the safety of performing tonsillectomy as a day case procedure. The aim of this study was to determine the safety of day case tonsillectomy by using combination method, cold dissection tonsillectomy and bipolar diathermy hemostasis.

Methods: A prospective randomized clinical study conducted on the patients who had undergone day case tonsillectomy (DCT). There were two groups (DCT and control group) each group consisting of 150 cases. Tonsillectomy was performed by using combination method; cold dissection and hemostasis was achieved by ligation of vessels with bipolar electerocautery.

Findings: We found 3 cases of post-tonsillectomy bleeding in DCT group and 4 cases in the control group. There was no statistically significant difference in the rate of post-operative hemorrhage between the two groups.

Tonsillectomy; Day Case Surgery; Bipolar Diathermy; Bleeding

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