Mortality and major morbidity after tonsillectomy: etiologic factors and strategies for prevention.

@article{Goldman2013MortalityAM,
  title={Mortality and major morbidity after tonsillectomy: etiologic factors and strategies for prevention.},
  author={Julie L Goldman and Reginald F. Baugh and Louise T. Davies and Margaret L. Skinner and Robert J. Stachler and Jean M Brereton and Lee D. Eisenberg and David Warren Roberson and Michael J. Brenner},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2013},
  volume={123 10},
  pages={
          2544-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS To report data on death or permanent disability after tonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN Electronic mail survey. METHODS A 32-question survey was disseminated via the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery electronic newsletter. Recipients were queried regarding adverse events after tonsillectomy, capturing demographic data, risk factors, and detailed descriptions. Events were classified using a hierarchical taxonomy. RESULTS A group of 552 respondents… CONTINUE READING
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