Tubeless anesthetic technique for optimal carbon dioxide laser surgery of the larynx
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AbstractPurpose: To evaluate the operative conditions and safety of a tubeless technique of anesthesia for carbon dioxide laser surgery of the larynx. Materials and Methods: This prospective study evaluated 78 consecutive procedures in 72 adult patients undergoing carbon dioxide laser microlaryngeal surgery. Anesthesia was maintained by an intravenous infusion of Propofol (ICI Pharmaceuticals, Cheshire, UK) while the patient breasthed spontaneously without endotracheal intubation. Results: The operative conditions were optimal in 76 of the 78 procedures providing a clear uninterrupted view of the larynx with no combustible material in the surgical field. Conclusions: This series shows the technique described to be safe without risk of combustion and provides and unobstructed view to the larynx. © 1993.
All Author(s) ListWilliams S.R., van Hasselt C.A., Aun C.S.T., Tong M.C.F., Carruth J.A.S.
Journal nameAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology
Year1993
Month1
Day1
Volume Number14
Issue Number4
PublisherW. B. Saunders Co., Ltd.
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages271 - 274
ISSN0196-0709
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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