Author : H Ali, Yaseen
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2009, Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 69-71
This study aimed to evaluate the use of surgicel as the primary hemostasis method in
tonsillectomy. It is a cross-sectional prospective study included 211 patients who underwent
tonsillectomy alone or with conjugation with adenoidectomy over a period of 4 years in a tertiary
centre. The surgeon used cold steel dissection and surgicel as primary Hemostasis technique.
There was no post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage in this study, giving a 0% risk of post tonsillectomy
bleeding. It is concluded that the use of surgicel is a valid technique to achieve hemostasis in
tonsillectomy. Larger number of patients has to be operated on using this technique in order to
validate the comparison between our technique and techniques currently used.