American Academy of Pediatrics Publishing Staff Mary Lou White, Chief Product and Services Officer/SVP, Membership, Marketing, and Publishing Mark Grimes, Vice President, Publishing Carrie Peters, Editor, Professional/Clinical Publishing Theresa Wiener, Production Manager, Clinical and Professional Publications Linda Smessaert, MSIMC, Senior Marketing Manager, Professional Resources Mary Louise Carr, MBA, Marketing Manager, Clinical Publications Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics 345 Park Blvd Itasca, IL 60143 Telephone: 630/626-6000 Facsimile: 847/434-8000 The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The recommendations in this publication do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate. Statements and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Any websites, brand names, products, or manufacturers are mentioned for informational and identification purposes only and do not imply an endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP is not responsible for the content of external resources. Information was current at the time of publication. The publishers have made every effort to trace the copyright holders for borrowed materials. If they have inadvertently overlooked any, they will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity. This publication has been developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The contributors are expert authorities in the field of pediatrics. No commercial involvement of any kind has been solicited or accepted in development of the content of this publication. Disclosures: Dr Bly (Chapter 13) disclosed a consulting relationship with Spiway, LLC, and cofounder relationships with Edus Health, Inc, and EigenHealth, Inc. Dr Papsin (Chapter 2) disclosed a speakers bureau relationship with Cochlear Americas Corporation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accordance with the current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. It is the responsibility of the health care professional to check the package insert of each drug for any change in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. Every effort is made to keep Pediatric Otolaryngology for Primary Care consistent with the most recent advice and information available from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this publication. Email Special Sales at for more information. © 2020 American Academy of Pediatrics All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—without prior permission from the publisher (locate title at http://ebooks.aappublica- and click on © Get permissions you may also fax the permissions editor at 847/434-8780 or email First edition published 2012. Printed in the United States of America 9-435/0420 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MA0965 ISBN: 978-1-61002-400-6 eBook: 978-1-61002-401-3 Cover and publication design by Peg Mulcahy Library of Congress Control Number: 2019944503 PedOtol2e_FM_i-xviii.indd 2 PedOtol2e_FM_i-xviii.indd 2 11/03/20 3:07 PM 11/03/20 3:07 PM
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