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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1982;15(4):565-568.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1982.15.4.565   
Anesthetic Management during LASER Surgery .
Jin Ho Kim, Yong Taek Nam, Hung Kun Oh
Department of Anesthesiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The use of LASER in medicine has increased since the early 1960s. The advantages of LASER are clear cut, less bleeding, less post-operative edema and rapid wound healing. But the disadvantages are penetration of normal tissue, endotracheal of tube ignition or penetration and chronic exposure. Therefore, through managemnt of anesthesia is required in the usuage of the LASER for the laryngeal surgery. We have experienced anesthesia in 28 cases of ENT patients using CO2 LASER without specific problems except one patient, who had the complication of penetration of the endotracheal tube cuff by the LASER beam after the main procedure. The anesthetic management to avoid LASER complications and emergency treatment after the complication are discussed with references.


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