Anesthesia for laser surgery carries a number of particular challenges and pitfalls. The airway is not only shared with the surgeon but also being operated upon. Personnel working inside the operating room must also be very aware of the benefits and dangers of medical lasers, and safety precautions must be taken to ensure their proper use. The anesthetist must have the knowledge and expertise to anesthetize a patient with a potentially compromised airway. This article deals with the anesthetic management of a patient presenting for laser surgery of the airway.
Keywords: Airway, Anesthesia options for laser surgeries, Fires, Laryngeal cancer, Laser.
How to cite this article: Hemantkumar I. Anesthesia for Laser Surgery of the Airway. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2017;9(1):1-5.
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