Anesthetic Management In Children With Laryngomalacia

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A 2-year-old patient with a history of suspected laryngomalacia presented for ENT evaluation and diagnostic fiberoptic laryngoscopy. During induction of anesthesia by inhalation of anesthetic gas, a partial airway obstruction was observed due to supraglottic collapse. The diagnosis of laryngomalacia was confirmed under laryngoscopic evaluation. This case will discuss the caution that must be taken in children with laryngomalacia and the optimal anesthetic techniques that should be used to prevent acute airway collapse while undergoing general anesthesia.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, October 21-25, 2022.