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11-HEMOSTASIS WITH SURGICEL FOR TONSILLECTOMY: A PILOT STUDY

Abdulmohsen E Hussain --- Yaseen H Ali6

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 2 Pages: 69-71
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the use of surgicel as the primary hemostasis method intonsillectomy. It is a cross-sectional prospective study included 211 patients who underwenttonsillectomy alone or with conjugation with adenoidectomy over a period of 4 years in a tertiarycentre. The surgeon used cold steel dissection and surgicel as primary Hemostasis technique.There was no post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage in this study, giving a 0% risk of post tonsillectomybleeding. It is concluded that the use of surgicel is a valid technique to achieve hemostasis intonsillectomy. Larger number of patients has to be operated on using this technique in order tovalidate the comparison between our technique and techniques currently used.

Keywords

HEMOSTASIS --- SURGICEL --- TONSILLECTOMY: A PILOT STUDY