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February 1982

Anesthesia in Septorhinoplasty: Effects of Halothane vs Nitrous Oxide Narcotic on Bleeding

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Head and Neck Surgery Mr Hoffman and Dr Davidson), Anesthesia (Drs Ward and Smith), and Hematology (Dr Herbst), University of California Hospital, San Diego.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(2):83-86. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790500019004

• The effects of halothane and nitrous oxide narcotic anesthesia on bleeding were studied. Coagulation parameters were examined preoperatively and a half hour after induction. There were no notable changes with either anesthetic technique, and there were no substantial differences between the two anesthesias. A clinical comparison of bleeding, surgical exposure, blood pressure, and duration of surgery also was made. The two anesthetic techniques tested had no notable differences in the previously mentioned parameters on septorhinoplasty.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:83-86)