Pain management for children following tonsillectomy is challenging and controversial, particularly concerning the use of opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We discuss a variety of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions that can be used pre-, intra-, and post-operatively for analgesia and review the evidence for their efficacy and side effects. We focus on the technique of partial intracapsullar tonsillectomy and its benefits in reducing posttonsillectomy pain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Pediatric Tonsillectomy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Intracapsular Versus Extracapsular Techniques (DVD Included)|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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