Videolaryngoscopic evaluation of laryngeal intubation injury: incidence and predictive factors.

Abstract

Bedside videolaryngoscopy of 73 cardiovascular surgical patients was performed before and after intubation to identify risk factors, incidence, and site of injury to the larynx. Nineteen of 44 patients with abnormal preintubation examination findings had granulation tissue present on a vocal process, compared With 3 of 20 patients who had normal findings on… (More)

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