TABLE 4

Risks of Adenotonsillectomy

Minor
 Pain
 Dehydration attributable to postoperative nausea/vomiting and poor oral intake
Major
 Anesthetic complications
 Acute upper airway obstruction during induction or emergence from anesthesia
 Postoperative respiratory compromise
 Hemorrhage
 Velopharyngeal incompetence
 Nasopharyngeal stenosis
 Death