tonsillar bed


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tonsillar bed

The mucosal layer between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches that is filled with the palatine tonsil.
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The tonsillar bed incurs more trauma during dissection hence increasing the likelihood of developing infection of the tonsillar fossa, which is believed to be the cause of secondary hemorrhage.
The patient must be optimally resuscitated, with induction performed in the lateral decubitus position, thus avoiding direct suction of the tonsillar bed. The airway management should be done according to the anaesthetist's clinical judgement after evaluation for oedema, stridor, etc.
Despite improvements in anaesthetic and surgical techniques, post-tonsillectomy morbidities continue to be a significant clinical concern.1 The post-operative period is often protracted and characterised by throat pain, referred otalgia, temporary voice changes, intermittent fever, foul odour from oral cavity, poor oral intake and haemorrhage from the tonsillar bed.2
Direct laryngoscopy revealed an extensive oedematous supraglottis with severe necrosis involving the laryngeal inlet, base of the tongue and right tonsillar bed. Incision of the soft tissue drained foul smelling fluid with minimal bleeding during biopsy.