Secondary hemorrhage


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(Med.) hemorrhage occuring from a wounded blood vessel at some considerable time after the original bleeding has ceased.

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Rates of primary and secondary hemorrhage were less for monopolar method although they were not statistically significant.
Patients were examined for postoperative complications during post-surgical visits: primary hemorrhage, secondary hemorrhage and postoperative pain.
3) Complications associated with secondary hemorrhage include glaucoma, optic atrophy, corneal blood staining, amblyopia, and posterior/anterior synechia.
In addition to the discomfort itself, poor pain control can lead to decreased nutritional intake and (anecdotally) increased rates of secondary hemorrhage.
Post-tonsillectomy secondary hemorrhage has a reported rate of 3-5% leading to re-admission to hospital.
In a study of 38 children, those in the coblation group demonstrated a 74% reduction in the incidence of secondary hemorrhage and a 74% reduction in pain scores, compared with those who had tonsillectomies via electrocautery.
In the pediatric study of 38 patients, those in the coblation group demonstrated a 74% reduction in the incidence of secondary hemorrhage and a 74% reduction in pain scores, compared with those who had tonsillectomies via electrocautery, A similar trend occurred in adult patients: Those in the coblation group demonstrated a 54% reduction in secondary hemorrhage and 51% reduction in pain scores, compared with the electrocautery group.
Keywords: Bipolar diathermy, Cold steel dissection tonsillectomy, Healing of tonsillar fossa, Secondary hemorrhage.
This besides offering the freedom from adhesions also offers freedom from secondary hemorrhage on account of adhesions and avoids morbid pain that is associated with the procedure of releasing adhesions.