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Fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via the laryngeal mask airway in children

Holmström, Anders LU and Åkeson, Jonas LU (1997) In Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 41(2). p.239-241
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via the laryngeal mask airway-previously reported in adults but not in children-gives a better endoscopic view of the upper airway than does endoscopy via an endotracheal tube. METHOD: The endoscopic procedure was carried out via a size 2 laryngeal mask in 4 spontaneously breathing children between 1 and 6 years old. Anaesthesia was induced and maintained with halothane in 50-100% oxygen. RESULTS: The laryngeal mask was found to enable laryngotracheoscopy with a flexible 5.0-mm fibreoptic endoscope with no technical difficulties. Spontaneous ventilation could be readily preserved throughout the endoscopic procedure. CONCLUSIONS: In children anaesthetized with halothane, flexible fibreoptic... (More)
BACKGROUND: Fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via the laryngeal mask airway-previously reported in adults but not in children-gives a better endoscopic view of the upper airway than does endoscopy via an endotracheal tube. METHOD: The endoscopic procedure was carried out via a size 2 laryngeal mask in 4 spontaneously breathing children between 1 and 6 years old. Anaesthesia was induced and maintained with halothane in 50-100% oxygen. RESULTS: The laryngeal mask was found to enable laryngotracheoscopy with a flexible 5.0-mm fibreoptic endoscope with no technical difficulties. Spontaneous ventilation could be readily preserved throughout the endoscopic procedure. CONCLUSIONS: In children anaesthetized with halothane, flexible fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via a laryngeal mask is a useful method-offering technical advantages not achieved otherwise-provided that generally approved restrictions to the use of a laryngeal mask airway are taken into account. (Less)
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Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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239 - 241
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: Fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via the laryngeal mask airway-previously reported in adults but not in children-gives a better endoscopic view of the upper airway than does endoscopy via an endotracheal tube. METHOD: The endoscopic procedure was carried out via a size 2 laryngeal mask in 4 spontaneously breathing children between 1 and 6 years old. Anaesthesia was induced and maintained with halothane in 50-100% oxygen. RESULTS: The laryngeal mask was found to enable laryngotracheoscopy with a flexible 5.0-mm fibreoptic endoscope with no technical difficulties. Spontaneous ventilation could be readily preserved throughout the endoscopic procedure. CONCLUSIONS: In children anaesthetized with halothane, flexible fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via a laryngeal mask is a useful method-offering technical advantages not achieved otherwise-provided that generally approved restrictions to the use of a laryngeal mask airway are taken into account.},
  author       = {Holmström, Anders and Åkeson, Jonas},
  issn         = {0001-5172},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {239--241},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Fibreoptic laryngotracheoscopy via the laryngeal mask airway in children},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {1997},
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