Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2020 Oct 1;53(5):819-830. Epub 2020 Jul 1.
Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 400, Memphis, TN 38163-2242, USA; Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA. Electronic address:
This article reviews the evidence regarding current perioperative pain management strategies in pediatric patients undergoing otolaryngologic surgery. Pediatric otolaryngology is a broad field with a wide variety of surgical procedures that each requires careful consideration for optimal perioperative pain management. Adequate pain control is vital to ensuring patient safety and achieving successful postoperative care, but many young children are limited in their capacity to communicate their pain experience. Read More