Marci Lesperance, MD is chief of the division of pediatric otolaryngology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
This presentation will discuss guidelines for determining appropriateness of adenotonsillectomy for pediatric patients.
Pediatricians and other physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and other healthcare professionals who work with pediatric patients.
Valerie Castle, MD, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Ravitz Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Hilary Haftel, MD, Course Director, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
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- Garetz SL. Oto Head Neck Surg 138, S19-S26 (2008). Behavior, cognition, and QOL after T&A
- Goldstein et al. Oto Head Neck Surg 138, S9-S16 (2008). QOL after tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis
- Renko et al. J Pediatr 207: 151:289-92. An RCT of Tonsillectomy RCT in PFAPA syndrome
- Stuck et al. Dtsch Arztebl Int: 105(49):852-861, 2008. Tonsillectomy in Children (review article)
- Windfuhr et al. Oto Head Neck Surg 140:191-196, 2009. A devastating outcome after adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy
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