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Chapter 30 - Myringotomy and Ear Tube Placement/Upper Respiratory Infection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Adam C. Adler
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Arvind Chandrakantan
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Ronald S. Litman
Affiliation:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Summary

This chapter presents the most common pediatric surgery, myringotomy and ear tube placement. The author reviews in the indications for eat tubes in the setting of a child with upper respiratory tract infection. The perioperative considerations for upper respiratory tract infection are considered with relation to case postponement.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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Cohen, MM, Cameron, CB. Should you cancel the operation when a child has an upper respiratory tract infection? Anesth Analg. 1991;72(3):282–8. PMID: 1994755.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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Stricker, PA, Muhly, WT, Jantzen, EC, et al. Intramuscular fentanyl and ketorolac associated with superior pain control after pediatric bilateral myringotomy and tube placement surgery: a retrospective cohort study. Anesth Analg. 2017;124(1):245–53. PMID: 27861435.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Tait, AR, Malviya, S, Voepel-Lewis, T, et al. Risk factors for perioperative adverse respiratory events in children with upper respiratory tract infections. Anesthesiology. 2001;95:299306. PMID: 11506098.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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