RISK FACTORS FOR POST-TONSILLECTOMY HEMORRHAGE IN ADULT POPULATION: DOES SMOKING HISTORY HAVE AN IMPACT?
Data shows the patient characteristics in adult population who underwent tonsillectomy. Smoking status , peritonsillar abscess history, hypertension, age, gender re-bleeding, severity of hemorrhage were recorded. smoking status of the patients were recorded as pack/year. if hypertension was present it was recorded as 1, if not , recorded as 0. same implies for prior peritonsillar abscess. there are 364 patients, 53 of them experienced at least a bleeding episode.