laryngospasm


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laryngospasm

 [lah-ring´go-spazm]
spasmodic closure of the larynx.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm),
Reflex closure of the glottic aperture.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm)
Spasmodic closure of the glottic aperture.

laryngospasm

Sudden tight and sustained closure of the vocal cords caused by irritation to the LARYNX or ALLERGY. Laryngospasm prevents breathing and can be very dangerous. It is a problem commonly encountered by anaesthetists.

Laryngospasm

Spasmodic closure of the larynx.

la·ryn·go·spasm

(lă-ring'gō-spazm)
Reflex closure of glottic aperture.
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It is concluded from this study that there is no significant difference in frequency of laryngospasm in awake versus deep extubation after intranasal surgery.
Inspiratory stridor with incomplete laryngospasm or no air movement with complete obstruction should be followed by prompt manoeuvres to treat the laryngospasm.
Furthermore uncuffed tubes may cause postoperative airway complication like hoarse cry, laryngospasm as throat pack is often used with uncuffed ET tube.
has shown that using of preoperative corticosteroid decrease bronchoscopic complications such as laryngospasm, desaturation and apnea in asthmatic children.
During recovery, laryngospasm was observed in one case in each group.
Black A 2008 Laryngospasm in paediatric practice Paediatric Anesthesia 18 (4) 279-280
These included hypoxia (defined as persistent oxygen saturation less than 93% on pulse oximetry) in 166, vomiting in 12, stridor in 5, apnea in 3, and laryngospasm in 1.
Patients were identified as being allergic using both narrow definitions (anaphylaxis, bronchospasm, urticaria, laryngospasm, or angioedema) and broad ones.
Johan Poelmans, M.D., and Jan Tack, M.D., of the Centre for Gastroenterological Research, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, reviewed recent studies establishing that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) frequently underlies or contributes to ENT symptoms and disorders, such as chronic cases of sinusitis or otitis media, paroxysmal laryngospasm, excessive throat phlegm, and postnasal drip (Gut 2005;54:1492-9).
Any undesired response to LMA insertion like movement, coughing, gagging and laryngospasm were also recorded.