Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol.  2010 Mar;3(1):56-58.

Spontaneous Tonsillar Hemorrhage and Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea. handsomemd@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

Spontaneous tonsillar hemorrhage from infectious causes is extremely rare and post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage, although also relatively rare, is an unavoidable complication of the procedure. Hemorrhage in association with tonsillitis or tonsillectomy is potentially dangerous and can be life threatening. We report here the presentation and management of a 42-yr-old man with severe spontaneous hemorrhage from infected tonsils and post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. We suggest that if attempts to control the bleeding are not successful or if severe spontaneous tonsillar hemorrhage occurs repeatedly or a malignancy is suspected, tonsillectomy and close postoperative follow up is recommended.

Keyword

Hemorrhage; Palatine tonsil; Tonsillectomy
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