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Jorge L Falcon-Chevere, Laureano Giraldez, Jose O Rivera-Rivera, Tito Suero-Salvador
Injuries and illness to the ears, nose, and throat are frequently seen in the emergency department. The emergency medicine physician must be proficient in recognizing these injuries and their associated complications and be able to provide appropriate management. This article discusses the most common otorrhinolaringologic procedures in which emergency physicians must be proficient for rapid intervention to preserve function and avoid complications. A description of each procedure is discussed, as well as the indications, contraindications, equipment, technique and potential complications...
February 2013: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
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