Perioperative Steroid Use for Tonsillectomy and Its Association With Reoperation for Posttonsillectomy Hemorrhage: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Steroids reduce postoperative complications after tonsillectomy such as nausea and vomiting, pain, and delayed recovery. However, steroids may also increase the risk of severe posttonsillectomy bleeding requiring reoperation. METHODS To evaluate the risk of postoperative bleeding requiring reoperation related to perioperative steroid use, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002681

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