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September 1979

Endotracheal Tube Ignition During Laser Surgery of the Larynx

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Anesthesiology (Dr Burgess) and Otorhinolaryngology (Dr LeJeune), Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(9):561-562. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790210059013

• The ignition of an endotracheal tube was caused by laser penetration of an unprotected portion of the tube during resection of laryngeal papillomas. We discuss the factors that contributed to the ignition, the hazards that were encountered, and the methods of prevention that were used.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:561-562, 1979)

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