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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2011 Mar-Apr;21(2):98-101. doi: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2011.008.

[A case of secondary post-tonsillectomy bleeding: necrosis of the internal carotid artery].

[Article in Turkish]

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Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey. bbasaran@istanbul.edu.tr

Abstract

Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage is a relatively common complication but life-threatening bleedings are rare. In this paper, we present a case who had undergone tonsillectomy with bipolar diathermy in an another hospital and who was referred to our clinic following a massive hemorrhage from the tonsil bed on the 27th postoperative day. Upon determining that the bleeding was caused by the necrosis of the internal carotid artery, the ligation of the internal carotid artery was performed.

PMID:
21417974
DOI:
10.5606/kbbihtisas.2011.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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