ED Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Children with Post-Op T&A Bleed

Child with Post-Operative T&A Bleeding

Post-Operative Bleeding after Tonsillectomy

This pathway should be used for children who present with active bleeding or a history of bleeding within three weeks following tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy.

Primary

Occurs within the first 24 hours after surgery
Related to the surgical procedure

Secondary

Occurs between 1 and 21 days after surgery
Most often 10-14 days, associated with sloughing of the eschar