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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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An analysis of risk for secondary hemorrhage in traumatic hyphema.
The overall rate of postoperative hemorrhage in our study was 2.65%, with primary hemorrhage in 2.2% and secondary hemorrhage in 3.1% cases.
There was no significant difference in the rate of post operative secondary hemorrhage. In group A the rate of secondary hemorrhage was recorded as 2.5% (1 patient) while in bipolar diathermy tonsillectomy 2 patients (5%) reported with secondary hemorrhage.
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. If the force of blood threatens to dislodge the Surgicel, temporary anterior packing can be inserted and removed alter 2 to 6 hours.
Primary hemorrhage (within 24 hours after surgery) has been reported to be 0.2% to 2.2% and secondary hemorrhage has been reported to be 0.1 to 3 %4.
The telephone survey disclosed that six of the 90 patients (6.7%) 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.
This study confirmed what we previously reported in our earlier article: primary hemorrhage was clearly more common than secondary hemorrhage in both age groups.