, Volume 265, Issue 1, pp 115-117,
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Date: 17 Jul 2007

Severe delayed posttonsillectomy haemorrhage due to a pseudoaneurysm of the lingual artery


A 3.5-year-old child is presented with severe, recurrent haemorrhages after a tonsillectomy. The haemorrhages were caused by a pseudoaneurysm of the lingual artery, which was visualised more than 2 weeks postoperatively by angiography. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully embolised by coils. Coiling is an adequate therapeutic option for severe posttonsillectomy haemorrhage due to arterial damage.