THE EFFECT OF PERITONSILLAR INFILTRATION ON INTRAOPERATIVE BLOOD-LOSS IN CHILDREN


CANDAN S., YUCETURK A., MUHTAR H.

JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.21, no.6, pp.439-440, 1992 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-440
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Infiltration of the peritonsillar space in one group of patients with lidocaine 0.5% containing epinephrine (Group I) and with normal saline in another (Group II) did reduce the intra-operative blood loss significantly compared to the control group (Group III) who did not get any injections. The benefits of reducing intra-operative blood loss in children is discussed.