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At first I thought this would be a simple search but evidently the
information gods are not happy with my efforts and refuse to cooperate.

I have been asked to do a lit search on death of an adult following a
tonsillectomy.  The patient did not die from hemorrhagic shock so that
omits almost every thing I have found. The cause of death may have been
a pneumothorax.

 

I have used the following search terms in various combinations in
Pubmed, CINAHL, Medscape and Google Scholar.(One gets desperate)

 

Adult Patient

Post-surgery

Tonsillectomy

pneumothorax

Post tonsillectomy

Death 

Mortality

Fatal outcome

Fatality

 

Any suggestions would be helpful.

 

Lou Miller, Medical Librarian

Riverside HealthCare System

350 N. Wall St.

Kankakee, IL  60901