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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1975;8(1):105-107.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1975.8.1.105   
Laryngeal Edema after Tracheal Intubation for General Anesthesia: Report of 3 Cases.
Shin Woo Lee, Se Hwan Kim, Byung Kwon Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract
The authors have experience of three cases of laryngeal edema after tracheal intubation for general anesthesia. Two cases have been treated by oxygen therapy, epinephrine spray on the larynx and dexamethasone injection. A case has been treated after tracheostomy. We find the etiology of laryrigeal edema as follows; trauma, infection and allergic response to the lubricant, rubber, plastic and to topical anesthetics. We should like to prevent and remedy complications of tracheal intubation.
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