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The use of dexmedetomidine during laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, and tracheal extubation following tracheal reconstruction

Authors


Jeannie Seybold, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5640, USA (email: jseybold@stanford.edu).

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.

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