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Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1994 Aug;30(2):115-22.

Outpatient tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: complications and recommendations.

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Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Canada.


An example of cost-effective alternatives in medical care is the increasing use of out-patient surgery for those children requiring tonsillectomy, or tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy rather than an in-patient procedure. Two studies were carried out to answer questions about the complications, in addition to post-operative hemorrhage, and also the questions about the parental views and concerns relating to providing at-home care for their children following surgery. A triad, including recent history of upper airway infection, knife dissection technique, and increased intra-operative blood loss of 100 ml or more should be used to help identify the risk of post-operative hemorrhage.

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