Paediatric adenotonsillectomy, part 2: considerations for anaesthesia

Key points

  • Experienced paediatric anaesthetists should care for children at high risk undergoing adenotonsillectomy (AT).
  • The McGill oximetry score can be used for diagnostic purposes and perioperative risk stratification.
  • Discharge planning after AT varies by institution, but should include monitoring of sedation.
  • There is no single best multimodal anaesthetic or analgesic approach for pain after AT.
  • Multiple factors, including pharmacogenomics, influence pain experienced after AT.

Lead Researchers

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  1. Jean-Philippe Vaccani

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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