The occasional postadenotonsillectomy bleeder may require ligation of the external carotid artery. This case report demonstrates the need for arresting flow through the branches of the carotid in order to assure hemostasis. Carotid arteriography is suggested as a valuable tool in the management of selected cases of tonsillar hemorrhage.
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