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Analysis of risk factors for post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage in adults

Published:October 19, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anl.2022.10.002

      Abstract

      Objectives

      To identify the risk factors for post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) in adult patients (>19 years).

      Methods

      275 adult patients who underwent tonsillectomy between 2009 and 2019 were retrospectively analyzed. Possible risk factors associated with PTH were investigated by univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses.

      Results

      PTH occurred in 39 of 275 patients (14.2%). Regarding underlying diseases, PTH occurred more frequently in focal infection of IgA nephropathy. Furthermore, bipolar electrocautery was the other risk factor for PTH on multivariate analysis.

      Conclusion

      Focal infection of IgA nephropathy and bipolar electrocautery were identified as the risk factors for PTH.

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