Anaesthesia for laryngo-tracheal surgery, including tubeless field techniques

K. L. Pearson, B. E. McGuire (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Key points

    • Providing anaesthesia for surgery to the larynx and trachea is associated with a higher risk of airway complications and a need for skills in a variety of specialist techniques.
    • A team approach with open communication optimizes outcome.
    • Tubeless field anaesthesia can be provided in a variety of ways and the techniques used should form part of the agreed team strategy for airway management.
    • Jet ventilation may be used to optimize surgical access, but familiarity with all aspects of its utilization and safety is essential.
    • Anaesthesia for laser airway surgery involves specific equipment and the whole theatre team must be mindful of laser safety.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)242-248
    Number of pages7
    JournalBJA Education
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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