8 doctors weighed in:

In an adenoidectomy of a child what are the possibilities of needing a blood tranfusion during surgery?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Near to zero

Although it is theoretically possible in the case of unsuspected bleeding disorders or really botched surgery, in my 26 years of ENT i've never heard of a case.

In brief: Near to zero

Although it is theoretically possible in the case of unsuspected bleeding disorders or really botched surgery, in my 26 years of ENT i've never heard of a case.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
Thank
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal

If you are seeing a reputable ENT physician, are getting care in a reputable hospital or surgery center ? Using a reputable anesthesiologist, the risk is minimal.
Proper screening and examination and appropriate testing for bleeding disorders ? A thorough review of medications being taken should be done. Ask questions and seek a second opinion as needed or if unsure. Ask how many have occured?

In brief: Minimal

If you are seeing a reputable ENT physician, are getting care in a reputable hospital or surgery center ? Using a reputable anesthesiologist, the risk is minimal.
Proper screening and examination and appropriate testing for bleeding disorders ? A thorough review of medications being taken should be done. Ask questions and seek a second opinion as needed or if unsure. Ask how many have occured?
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Katharine Cox
Agree infrequent in the best setting. Ask your ENT provider. Tonsillectomy usually causes more bleeding.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
14 years in practice
468K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors