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June 1972

Arteriography in Posttonsillectomy Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(6):581-583. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080871015

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.