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Dr. S. Parthasarathy MD., DA., DNB, MD (Acu), Dip. Diab. DCA, Dip. Software statistics PhD (physio) Mahatma Gandhi medical college and research institute, puducherry, India Laryngospasm
Definition A protective reflexive glottic closure which prevents aspiration if exaggerated impedes respiration to produce morbidity and occasionally mortality.
Self-limited mostly: prolonged hypoxia and hypercapnia abolish the reflex.
Incidence 0.87 % - overall Children 0 -9 years – 1.74 % Infants – 2.82 % Most occurs during anesthesia – Emergence 48%, induction 28%, maintenance 24%
Two reasons Laryngospasm occurs during anesthesia for : a lack of inhibition of glottic reflexes because of inadequate central nervous system depression secondly increased stimuli
Pathophysiology Three levels Vocal cords – shutter Inspiratory pressure gradient increases Thyrohyoid shortens – (extrinsic) Supra glottic tissue,False vocal cords loosen to become a redundant tissue – ball Falls on the opening
Certain factors ??? – patient H/O URI 10 times – 6 weeks Wheezing Presence of Ryle s tube Smoking – passive - Smokers – 10 days GERD Down, parkinson, hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia
Surgical factors Oral endoscopy Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy Appendicectomy Hypospadias Skin graft in children Thyroid surgeries
Anaesthetic factors Rarely as transfusion reactions LMA > ETT Insufficient depth Ketamine – secretion Mucus and blood Desflurane
Clinical manifestations Partial – stridor Complete – laryngospasm – no air movement – tracheal tug, paradoxical breathing Oxygen desaturation 61% – Bradycardia 6% – Cardiac arrest 0.5% – Pulmonary aspiration 3% – Postobstructive negative pressure PE 4% Complications
Differential diagnosis: Bronchospasm Supraglottic obstruction Vocal cord palsy. Bilateral incomplete palsy is more dangerous than complete palsy. Tracheomalacia Psychogenic Laryngomalacia Airway edema Hematoma, soft tissue obstruction, foreign material such as throat packs.
Identify patients at risk for laryngospasm (described already) Sevoflurane Deep extubation – no touch technique Positive pressure inflation of the lungs before tracheal extubation
Prevention Anticholinergics Benzodiazepines IV lignocaine IV magsulf Use 5% carbon dioxide (CO2)( for 5 min prior to tracheal extubation) Extubate deep / no touch technique Partially inflated LMA
the “no touch” technique blood and secretions are carefully suctioned from the pharynx, - extubate patient is then turned to the lateral (recovery) position the volatile anesthetics are discontinued, and no further stimulation is allowed until patients spontaneously wake up.