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Background: The palatine tonsils play a role in immunological function. Their infections are one of the most common causes of visits to ENT specialists. The surgeon is always mindful of the significant risk of complications in tonsillectomy, despite the fact that it is the most common and simplest procedure. Hydrogen peroxide was not mentioned as a hemostatic agent for tonsillectomy in the literature search. For many years, orthopedic surgeons have relied on hydrogen peroxide as a hemostatic agent. Aim and Objectives: to determine how well H2O2 works in stopping bleeding during tonsillectomy procedures. Patients and methods: In this prospective cross-sectional assessment was conducted in Al-Azhar University Hospitals on 200 patients of both genders from (3-7y), who counseled for the nature of the study and informed written consent. Sample size was Two hundred (200). Result: There was statistically significant alteration amongst the studied individuals concerning to Comparison of the number of ties, Comparison of the duration till hemostasis and Comparison of the amount of blood loss. Conclusion: Hydrogen peroxide applied topically to the tonsillar bed following a tonsillectomy has been shown to reduce postoperative complications, blood loss, and the need for sutures. In addition, H2O2 can be used as a hemostatic agent without risk of significant consequences.


Hydrogen Peroxide; Hemostasis; Tonsillectomy.

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