International Journal of Medical Advances and Discoveries

International Journal of Medical Advances and Discovery ISSN 2756-3812 Vol. 7 (2), pp. 001-003, February, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Case report

Case report: Postoperative hemorrhage in the nasopharynx at two weeks following adenotonsillectomy

Fazil Emre Ozkurt1 and Muhammed Fatih Evcimik2*

1Silvan State Hospital ENT Department. Diyarbakir, Turkey.

2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul Nisa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Accepted 25 September, 2019


Postoperative hemorrhage is an unlikely complication of adenotonsillectomy and occurs within several days following the procedure. We describe a patient with postoperative hemorrhage after adenotonsillectomy in nasopharynx at the postoperative 15th and 18th day. The study reveals that bleeding after adenotonsillectomy is an unlikely complication for the surgeon and patient, and requires extra experimental instruments such as endoscopy. Hence, it is best to observe the patient until blood levels stabilize and bleeding stops.

Key words: Adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, adenotonsillectomy, epistaxis.