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Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage due to factor XIII deficiency


Factor XIII deficiency is a very rare disorder, which represents a significant threat to life and can result in significant morbidity. Factor XIII is the final enzyme in the coagulation cascade and is essential for normal homeostasis. There is a very high rate of bleeding in patients who do not receive appropriate prophylaxis. We report a case of patient who presented with profuse secondary post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage few days after the operation.


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Albahkaly, S., Alkhunaizi, A. & Makki, F. Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage due to factor XIII deficiency. Egypt J Otolaryngol 28, 278–280 (2012).

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