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Management of spontaneous tonsillar bleeding: review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20082741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To formulate a management plan for spontaneous tonsillar bleeding. METHOD: A Medline search was performed and all literature reviewed. RESULTS: Seventeen publications were identified worldwide, describing 55 cases of spontaneous tonsillar bleeding. CONCLUSION: Although spontaneous tonsillar bleeding is a rare presentation, it is documented in the literature. Reported cases indicate an increased incidence in young patients, associated with a higher mortality rate. We propose a management plan for this potentially fatal condition.
A Salem; S Healy; H Pau
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-01-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-28     Completed Date:  2010-08-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
ENT Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hemorrhage / etiology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Palatine Tonsil*
Pharyngeal Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Tonsillitis / complications,  surgery

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