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AORN J. 1995 Dec;62(6):887-904; quiz 906-10.

Pediatric tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures.

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Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, USA.


The most common pediatric surgical procedures performed in the United States today are tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies (T&A). Surgical team members must be highly trained and efficient to ensure optimal patient outcomes, reduce surgical costs, and decrease the risk and potential complications inherent in T&A procedures. The authors review current surgical indications for T&A procedures; recommended preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care; and the management of potential complications.

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