Discharge After Tonsillectomy in Pediatric Sleep Apnea Patients

Patients with an RDI of <5.0, and minimal co-morbidities can be safely discharged home following tonsillectomy for OSAHS. Complications related to sleep apnea were not seen in patients with RDI <11.0, suggesting that patients with an RDI between 5 and 10, who are not obese and have no significant comorbidities may also be sent home after surgery.