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The Elephant in the Room: Lethal Apnea at Home after Adenotonsillectomy

Brown, Karen A. MD*; Brouillette, Robert T. MD

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e31829ec1e6
Editorials: Editorial

From the *Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre; and Department of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Accepted for publication May 20, 2013.

Funding: Karen A. Brown is supported by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation of Montreal Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia.

Conflict of Interest: See Disclosures at the end of the article.

Reprints will not be available from the authors.

Address correspondence to Karen A. Brown, MD, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University Health Centre, 2300 Tupper St., Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P3, Canada. Address e-mail to

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