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A 5 year old patient is scheduled for tonsillectomy...

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asked Mar 19, 2014 in Otolaryngology by Rajesh Bahara
A 5 year old patient is scheduled for tonsillectomy. On the day of surgery he had running nose, temperature 37.5°C and dry cough. Which of the following should be the most appropriate decision for surgery?

A. Surgery should be cancelled
B. Can proceed for surgery if chest is clear and there is no history of asthma
C. Should get Xray chest before proceeding for surgery
D. Cancel surgery for 3 weeks and patient to be put on antibiotics

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D. Cancel surgery for 3 weeks and patient to be put on antibiotics
answered Mar 19, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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