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Tonsillectomy in the anticoagulated patient.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Publication Date
Volume
116
Issue
8
Pages
589–593
Identifiers
PMID: 17847726
Source
Medline

Abstract

Tonsillectomy can be done relatively safely in an anticoagulated patient at high risk for thrombosis. The perioperative bridging strategy should account for its unique risk of primary and secondary postoperative hemorrhage. A proposed algorithm for managing these competing risks is presented.

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