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In a tonsillectomy of a child, what are the chances of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Nearly none

It is vanishingly rare to receive a transfusion during the tonsillectomy.
One needs to be careful, however, during the aftercare period. This is when bleeding can be dangerous, especially for small children. Talk to the surgeon about their perosnal rate of bleeding and what instructions s/he would give you should that occur.

In brief: Nearly none

It is vanishingly rare to receive a transfusion during the tonsillectomy.
One needs to be careful, however, during the aftercare period. This is when bleeding can be dangerous, especially for small children. Talk to the surgeon about their perosnal rate of bleeding and what instructions s/he would give you should that occur.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Very rare

In todays times it is very unusual to require blood transfusions for a tonsillectomy.
The procedure is very different now and is an out patient procedure.

In brief: Very rare

In todays times it is very unusual to require blood transfusions for a tonsillectomy.
The procedure is very different now and is an out patient procedure.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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