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Clinical Notes; New Instruments and Technics |

TREATMENT OF PROFUSE HEMORRHAGE FOLLOWING TONSILLECTOMY:  A New Method of Suturing

E. I. MATIS, M.D.
Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(1):86-88. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030087008.
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There are many efficient methods of stopping bleeding after tonsillectomy. However, there are cases in which the control of bleeding may be extremely difficult, especially when some time has passed since the operation and the effects of the anesthetic have passed off. In these circumstances the patient is often uneasy and generally vomits blood when an attempt is made to touch the bleeding area. If in such cases the hemorrhage is severe, suturing the blood vessels is the best and surest way of regaining control. The application of a ligature may sometimes be difficult. According to Vistreich, "the ligature may become loosened and the bleeding be controlled only by a suture."

The instrument and technic described herein permit one quickly and easily by suturing to stop bleeding. The instrument allows suturing when there are an unceasing flow of blood and vomiting, when the situation has become serious owing to the

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