Long-term follow-up after laser-induced endotracheal fire.

  title={Long-term follow-up after laser-induced endotracheal fire.},
  author={Justus Ilgner and Florian Falter and Martin Westhofen},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={116 3},
The objective of this presentation is to outline long-term complications and their management in contrast to acute measures after endotracheal laser-induced fire. This case focuses on a 56-year-old patient in whom an endotracheal fire occurred during CO2 laser surgery. Despite local swelling and evidence of acute lung injury, the patient was extubated the following day under single-shot cortisone and inhalation of dispersed adrenaline under assisted spontaneous breathing. Wound healing was… CONTINUE READING