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Childhood obstructive sleep apnoea: Anaesthetic implications for adenotonsillectomy are important

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7513.405-c (Published 11 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:405
  1. David R Ball, consultant anaesthetist (dball@nhs.net),
  2. Paul Jefferson, consultant anaesthetist
  1. Department of Anaesthesia, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries DG1 4AP
  2. Department of Anaesthesia, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries DG1 4AP

    EDITOR—Kotagal correctly mentions that adenotonsillectomy is performed as a potential treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnoea and highlights some of the perioperative risks.1 We write to emphasise this, …

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