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A method of control for postoperative adenoidal bleeding


A method is described of nasopharyngeal packing to control bleeding from the adenoidal site following adenotonsillectomy. The method involves the use of an endotracheal tube inserted in the nares, the cuff being inflated in the nasopharynx to provide pressure on the bleeding points. Three cases are reported in which this procedure was successfully employed.


On décrit une technique de paquetage naso-pharyngé destiné à controler le saignement dans la région adénoidienne aprçs une adéno-amygdalectomie. II s’agit d’utiliser un tube endotrachéal introduit dans une narine, et d’insuffler le ballonnet dans le naso-pharynx pour produire une pression sur les points de saignement. On rapporte trois cas qui ont bénéficié de cette technique.


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Correspondence to G. McNeill.

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McNeill, G. A method of control for postoperative adenoidal bleeding. Can. Anaes. Soc. J. 14, 483–485 (1967).

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  • Endotracheal Tube
  • Soft Palate
  • Bleeding Point
  • Anterior Nare
  • Vancouver General Hospital