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adjective accessory, alternative, ancillary, auxiliary, collateral, contingency, derived, following, indirect, inferior, junior, less important, lesser, minor, subaltern, subordinate, subsequent, subsidiary, substitute, unessential, unimportant, vicarious
Associated concepts: secondary boycott, secondary evidence, secondary liability
See also: ancillary, circumstantial, collateral, contributory, deputy, derivative, extrinsic, immaterial, incidental, inferior, insignificant, minor, null, pendent, peripheral, plenipotentiary, replacement, slight, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, succedaneum, supplementary, unessential

SECONDARY, construction. That which comes after the first, which is primary: as, the primary law of, nations the secondary law of nations.

SECONDARY, English law. An officer who is second or next to the chief officer; as secondaries to the prothonotaries of the courts of king's bench, or common pleas; secondary of the remembrancer in the exchequer, &c. Jacob, L. D. h.t.

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In 2011, a meta-analysis of 796 patients who had undergone Coblation tonsillectomy in 24 prospective, randomized studies was done reported that hemorrhages occurred in 33 patients: 2 were primary and 26 secondary hemorrhages.
An analysis of risk for secondary hemorrhage in traumatic hyphema.
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.
We didn't experience any reactionary hemorrhage in both the groups but in their study the overall reactionary hemorrhage rate was 4% while the overall secondary hemorrhage rate was 14%.
Although our study included only patients with idiopathic bleeding, Surgicel should be as effective in controlling epistaxis due to facial trauma, coagulation disorders, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, and secondary hemorrhage.
7%) experienced secondary hemorrhage post-tonsillectomy--two in the scissors group and four in the forceps group (table 3).
Conclusion: Single dose of dexamethasone given preoperatively significantly reduces the postoperative morbidity that is pain, episodes of emesis with no effect on secondary hemorrhage in patients undergoing tonsillectomy by dissection method.
1-3) Primary hemorrhage is considered to be more serious than secondary hemorrhage, but the experience in our clinic has been that secondary bleeding can also be brisk and massive and require treatment under general anesthesia.
Secondary hemorrhage, which typically occurs between postoperative days 4 and 9, was considered to be relatively unavoidable.