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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology |

Perioperative Intravenous Steroid Treatment and Tonsillectomy

Diane G. Heatley, MD
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(8):1007-1008. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.8.1007.
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