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Keywords:

  • dexmedetomidine;
  • alpha-2 adrenergic agonists;
  • bronchoscopy;
  • laryngoscopy;
  • anxiolysis

Summary

We report the use of dexmedetomidine for laryngoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, and tracheal extubation in the operating room in two children who had undergone tracheal reconstruction 1 week previously. Dexmedetomidine in combination with propofol provided appropriately deep anesthesia during these brief but stimulating procedures without cardiovascular or respiratory depression.