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Otorhinolaryngology Clinics - An International Journal


Patients of all ages including pediatric, adult, and geriatric age groups present to anesthesiologists for microlaryngoscopy (ML scopy) or direct laryngoscopy (DL scopy). Proper preoperative evaluation, adequate intraoperative care, monitoring, and postoperative monitoring provide a successful outcome in these patients. These procedures are day care procedures. The aim of anesthesiologists while dealing with such patients is maintaining adequate depth of anesthesia, maintaining adequate ventilation to the patients, and giving enough time to the surgeon to diagnose and evaluate the definitive cause of airway disease. Anesthesiologists should share the airway or maintain the ventilation in such a way as to give the surgeon proper and good visualization of the patient’s airway. The use of short-acting and potent anesthetic agents provides adequate intraoperative depth of anesthesia and speeds up postoperative recovery, i.e., awakening of the patient.

Keywords: Anesthesia, Direct laryngoscopy, Microlaryngoscopy.

How to cite this article: Nirgude AS, Hemantkumar I. Anesthesia Considerations in Microlaryngoscopy or Direct Laryngoscopy. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2017;9(1):10-15.

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Conflict of interest: None

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