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2021 Jan 13

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol


Association of perioperative ibuprofen exposure with post-tonsillectomy bleeding requiring operative management.


Miller AL, McCarty JC, Bergmark RW, Gadkaree SK, Cohen MS, Diercks GR, Keamy DJ, Mankarious LA, Hartnick CJ
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Jan 13; 142:110627.
PMID: 33477013.


Pediatric tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States. The safety of ibuprofen use after surgery is debated given concern for increased bleeding. The primary objective of this study was to compare the rate of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage requiring operative management in patients who received ibuprofen perioperatively vs. patients who did not.