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Outpatient Adenotonsillectomy: Is it Safe in Children Younger than 3 Years?

by Dr. Rande Lazar on June 7, 2009

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Dr. Rande Lazar, a skilled Memphis Otolaryngologist, primarily focuses in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders and surgery, as well as adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar is the founder of the Memphis-based pediatric ear, nose and throat practice, Otolaryngology Consultants.Dr. Rande Lazar is experienced in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as children’s disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

Article Abstract:

Adenotonsillectomy can be safely performed on an ambulatory basis provided strict selection criteria are used. However, there remains concern about compromising patient safety when children younger than 3 years are discharged home on the day of surgery. The major concerns in this age group are respiratory problems, bleeding, and dehydration.

Read the full article as a PDF here: Outpatient Adenotonsillectomy

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