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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
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.
Three problems with scoline Scoline apnea Previous non depolarizers Hyperkalemia No IV access – Scoline 4 mg / kg IM Intra osseous route – described
Chest compression Half the force of CPR 20 -25 / min. extended palm of the free hand placed on the middle of the chest, with the fingers directed caudally. Partial ok Complete – it can convert to partial
Other options Doxapram – 1.5 mg / Kg for 15 seconds IV nitroglycerin 4 mcg /kg Superior laryngeal nerve block
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