Identification of hypoxaemia in children having tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

A series of children having tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy was investigated for hypoxaemia during sleep and to assess the value of signs and symptoms as predictors of hypoxaemia. Forty-four children were studied the night before surgery. Oxygen saturation (SaO2) was measured whilst the child was awake using a pulse oximeter and when the child was asleep… (More)