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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;31(3):795-808. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2013.04.005. Epub 2013 Jun 14.

Pediatric ENT emergencies.

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  • 1Section of Emergency Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205, USA.


Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) emergencies are a common complaint in the emergency department. These can present as a result of infection, trauma, foreign bodies, or postprocedure complications. The emergency department physician is called on to offer initial if not definitive management of these patients. This article discusses common ear, nose, and throat emergencies presenting to the emergency department.

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Epistaxis; Foreign bodies; Mastoiditis; Peritonsillar abscess; Retropharyngeal abscess; Tonsillectomy; Trauma

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