Otolaryngology Concerns for Illicit and Prescription Drug Use.

@article{Gonik2016OtolaryngologyCF,
  title={Otolaryngology Concerns for Illicit and Prescription Drug Use.},
  author={Nathan J. Gonik and Martin H. Bluth},
  journal={Clinics in laboratory medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={745-752}
}
Concern for illicit and restricted drug use in otolaryngology is similar to other surgical specialties with a few notable exceptions. Many illicit drugs are consumed transnasally. Repeated nasal exposure to stimulants or narcotics can cause local tissue destruction that can present as chronic rhinosinusitis or nasoseptal perforation. Further, the Food and Drug Administration has taken a stance against codeine for pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy. They have identified an… CONTINUE READING

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Because codeine has been the most commonly prescribed narcotic , this has shifted the standard practice .
Concern for illicit and restricted drug use in otolaryngology is similar to other surgical specialties with a few notable exceptions .
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