Preoperative coagulation screening prior to tonsillectomy in adults: current practice and recommendations

The hypotheses of the study are: a positive history of coagulopathy predicts a higher postoperative haemorrhage risk, a positive laboratory screening for coagulopathy can forecast a higher haemorrhage risk and the haemorrhage risk in patients with known bleeding disorder is elevated

Stephanie Sarny

2012

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  • The hypotheses of the study are: a positive history of coagulopathy predicts a higher postoperative haemorrhage risk, a positive laboratory screening for coagulopathy can forecast a higher haemorrhage risk and the haemorrhage risk in patients with known bleeding disorder is elevated
  • The overall haemorrhage rate was 16 %, including all bleeding episodes after extubation, with 4.8 % returning to theatre
  • A positive history was reported in 2 % and a positive laboratory screening in 3 % of all patients
  • A positive history is significantly associated with a higher risk of postoperative haemorrhage (31 %, 17/55, p p
  • D’Eredita R Tonsillectomy in children: a five-factor analysis among three techniques–reporting upon clinical results, anesthesia time, surgery time, bleeding, and cost

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