Anesthesia for Carbon Dioxide Laser Microsurgery on the Larynx and Trachea

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Abstract

General anesthesia for laser microsurgery of the larynx and trachea included nitrous oxide (N2O), oxygen (O2), halothane or enflurane, and succinylcholine in children, and thiopental, N2O, O2, fentanyl, and succinylcholine in adults. During 392 procedures on 140 patients over a 28-month period, no side effects related to the procedure were seen nor were there any injuries to patients or personnel.

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