Laryngospasm: Prevention better than cure

Sumesh T Rao, Julie C.R. Misquith, Karl Nicholas Sa Ribeiro

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Laryngospasm is one of the most commonly occurring perioperative complication seen in the practice of every Anaesthesiologist. It can present with varying degrees of severity and presentation may not be the same in all individuals. There are several risk factors that can cause laryngospasm, knowledge of which can help in its prevention. Over the years, several researchers have published data on the prevention and management of the laryngospasm. This article highlights the types, mechanism of action, risk factors, prevention and treatment by reviewing literature on this long studied and frequently encountered anesthetic emergency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-199
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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