Pediatric ENT anesthesia needs good experience and skill from the anesthetist as it is always a challenge to put a child in to sleep for surgery. Children requiring anesthesia for surgery on the ear, nose or throat (ENT) account for a large proportion of the pediatric anesthetic workload in any hospital. One third of all ENT patients undergoing ENT surgery are children. The procedures range from simple day case procedures as myringotomy to more serious cases like OSA surgery and Sinus surgery. Anesthesia for these children represents a significant challenge and the anesthetist should be aware of all the complications that can occur. Anesthesia for ENT cases are be undertaken by senior anesthetist available.
(Dr.Thomas the senior anesthetist in Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum India, put a 3 year old child to sleep under general anesthesia for an ENT procedure.)