International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2020)

The effect of topical application of tranexamic acid after tonsillectomy in post tonsillectomy bleeding


Mohamed Mohsen Wafaie, Gamal Ibrahim Yosouf, Hamdy Ibrahim Shaheed Zidan

Objective: Is to evaluate the effect of topical application of tranexamic acid after tonsillectomy in post tonsillectomy bleeding. Methods: A prospective interventional self-controlled study included 100 patients aged between 3-26 years, divided into two groups, Group A(Study group) includes 50 patients (19 male & 31 female) subjected to tonsillectomy with topical application of tranexamic acid, and Group B (Control group) includes 50 patients (27 male & 23 female) subjected to tonsillectomy only. Results: In group A (study group), there were 1 cases (2%) suffered from post-operative bleeding, While in group B (control group), there were 6 cases (12%) suffered from post-operative bleeding. The results showed that there were great effects of topical application of tranexmic acid in post-tonsillectomy bleeding. Conclusion: Using tranexamic acid topically decreases the rate of hemorrhage (reactionary & secondary) with statistically significant difference between the study and the control group and decreases the rate of operative management of hemorrhage (reactionary & secondary).
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