Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Mar 1;142:110607. Epub 2021 Jan 1.
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.
Background: To understand rates, risk factors, and costs associated with hospital readmission in pediatric patients who underwent neck mass excision.
Methods: This was a retrospective review of the Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) between 2010 and 2014 of select neck mass procedures, defined as affecting the following: thyroid, salivary gland, cervical lymph nodes, branchial cleft, thymus, and head and neck vessels. We analyzed rates and causes of 30-day readmissions using univariate and multivariate logistic regression. Read More