The effects of preoperative steroids on tonsillectomy patients.


A prospective, randomized, double-blind study to determine the postoperative efficacy of steroids in tonsillectomy was performed in 49 children. A single dose of intravenous dexamethasone or placebo was administered after each child was anesthetized. Postoperatively each child was examined for objective signs of trismus (measured by interincisor distance… (More)


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