Anesthetic technique for safe laser use in surgery.

  title={Anesthetic technique for safe laser use in surgery.},
  author={B P Garry and H E Bivens},
  journal={Seminars in surgical oncology},
  volume={6 3},
The use of lasers has simplified, shortened, and made less traumatic many surgical procedures. It has also increased the range of conditions amenable to treatment in all of the surgical specialties. There are, however, potentially serious hazards associated with the surgical use of lasers. The most serious hazards are explosions and fire, particularly during surgery on the airway, where flammable material, i.e., the endotracheal tube, high oxygen concentrations, and the laser, which is a high… CONTINUE READING