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Table 4 Reasons for emergency department presentation and hospital readmission within 30 days of tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy

From: Hospital revisits after paediatric tonsillectomy: a cohort study

Emergency department presentation Hospital readmission
Complications Percentage (%) Frequency (N) Complications Percentage (%) Frequency (N)
Haemorrhage 33.02 1571 Haemorrhage 67.93 1868
Unspecified surgical complication 21.02 1000 Dehydration 15.02 413
Upper respiratory complication 14.25 678 Unspecified surgical complication 9.64 265
Infection 13.07 622 Upper respiratory complication 8.87 244
Dehydration 5.07 241 Pain 8.22 226
Other 3.97 189 Infection 7.89 217
Nausea 3.57 170 Nausea 5.78 159
Lower respiratory complication 2.98 142 Lower respiratory complication 4.11 113
Pain 1.85 88 Other 1.67 46
Anaesthesia-related complication 1.51 72 Anaesthesia-related complication 1.38 38
Cardiovascular complication 0.25 12 Cardiovascular complication 0.62 17
Airway compromise 0.06 3 Airway compromise 0.18 7
Surgical burn 0.00 0 Surgical burn 0.07 2