Adenoidectomy is performed on a 5-year-old girl for symptomatic adenoid hypertrophy (persistent otitis media with effusion, sleep apnoea, hyponasal voice). Shortly following the operation, the patient begins to bleed profusely from the nose and has a rising pulse rate.
What is the most appropriate management option?
- A) Return to theatre
- B) Antibiotics
- C) Cautery of Little’s area
- D) Direct Compression for 10-15 minutes
- E) Anterior nasal packing