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A new diagnostic approach to congenital stridor using a laryngeal mask airway and rigid endoscope

  • A. Samet (a1), Y. Talmon (a1), R. Frankel (a2) and K. Simon


Neonates with symptoms of stridor from birth, present a difficult diagnostic problem. We have demonstrated that by the use of a laryngeal mask airway in an anaesthetized baby breathing spontaneously, we are able to reach a diagnosis. This is accomplished by the introduction of a rigid fibre-optic endoscope through a Portex swivel connector and visualizing the glottis and larynx.


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Dr A. Samet, Department of ENT Surgery. Western Galilee Regional Hospital, Nahariya. Israel.


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