“Laryngospasm: review of different prevention and treatment modalities” From Pediatric Anesthesia

Laryngospasm can occur when ketamine is used for procedural sedation. Therefore its recognition and management is critical.

In addition to the article below [note to myself] please review Ketamine Induced Laryngospasm – A Link To Guidance From First10EM And Other Resources
Posted on August 27, 2017 by Tom Wade MD

Laryngospasm: review of different prevention and treatment modalities [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 Apr;18(4):281-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2008.02448.x.


Laryngospasm is a common complication in pediatric anesthesia. In the majority of cases, laryngospasm is self limiting. However, sometimes laryngospasm persists and if not appropriately treated, it may result in serious complications that may be life-threatening. The present review discusses laryngospasm with the emphasis on the different prevention and treatment modalities.

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