Brazilian Miss, 27 years old, dies of a shocking cause

An early farewell
Tonsil surgery
In a coma for several weeks
Several causes of death
A rare case
Bleeding happens in a minority
Micropigmentation specialist
Humble origin
Religious
The bad news
Miss Brazil tribute
Shocked followers
A tragic end
The importance of tonsils
Indication for extraction of tonsils
An early farewell

Miss United Continents 2018, Gleycy Correia, from the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), has died at the age of 27. The cause of her death is simply shocking.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

Tonsil surgery

Gleycy, who was also a semifinalist for Miss Brazil World, had undergone an operation to remove her tonsils.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

In a coma for several weeks

Although it is a low-risk procedure, the young woman had complications that led her to go into a coma and remain hospitalized for about two months.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

Several causes of death

According to the country's Legal Medical Institute (IML), she suffered pneumonia, anoxic encephalopathy, cardiorespiratory arrest, hemorrhagic shock and tonsillar artery hemorrhage.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

A rare case

Doctor Renato Roithmann, president of the Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery (ABORL-CCF), told the outlet O Globo that causes of death like this are "extremely rare."

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

Bleeding happens in a minority

"Postoperative bleeding is the most frequent complication of tonsillectomy. It can happen in about 2% to 7% of cases on average", Renato Roithmann told O Globo. He also explains that this complication is "completely circumvented with the patient communicating it to his doctor."

Micropigmentation specialist

Gleycy Correia was a businesswoman in the beauty industry. She explained her specialty on social media: micropigmentation, a kind of permanent makeup.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

Humble origin

Gleycy said on her Instagram that she started working as a manicurist at the age of 8. "I wasn't born into a golden cradle, I come from a humble family, but I'm so proud of it," she said in a post.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

Religious

Very religious, Gleycy always shared her achievements on her Instagram profile, as well as motivational messages and biblical passages.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

The bad news

In fact, it was the pastor of the church that Gleycy attended who first broke the news of her death to the website 'Splash.' Afterward, Miss Brazil's official Instagram profile confirmed the facts.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

Miss Brazil tribute

"Gleycy will always be remembered for her enlightened beauty, joy, and empathy shown in her social project, having restored the self-esteem of so many women who faced breast cancer by redesigning the breast areola for free. Follow the light, dear Gleycy." These were the Miss Brazil organizers' words for the deceased young woman.

Shocked followers

Gleycy Correia had more than 50 thousand followers on Instagram. Many of them mourned her death through various messages in their photos.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

A tragic end

Details of Gleycy Correia's previous health were not released, but no one expected her tragic end.

Photo: Instagram @gleycycorreia

The importance of tonsils

The tonsils are important organs of the immune system. They defend the body from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful agents that enter through the mouth or nose.

Photo: CDC / Unsplash

Indication for extraction of tonsils

Experts must consider several factors before recommending tonsil extraction. "The patient needs to have more than seven infections in a year, or five, annually and for two consecutive years, or three for three consecutive years," explains the otolaryngologist to the Uol website.

Photo: CDC / Unsplash

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