Alexander Gelbard
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Severe bradycardia associated with suspension laryngoscopy.

Latuska RF, Kuhl NO, Garrett CG, Berry JM, Gelbard A
Laryngoscope. 2016 126 (4): 949-50

PMID: 26526978 · DOI:10.1002/lary.25590

Suspension laryngoscopy is one of the most common procedures performed for visualizing and diagnosing diseases of the larynx. A relatively uncommon yet potentially life-threatening complication is that of severe bradycardia or asystole during manipulation of the larynx. This case report highlights the occurrence of this complication during a routine removal of a true vocal fold lesion at a tertiary medical center and discusses the potential pathophysiological mechanisms and proposed management options for this phenomenon.

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Bradycardia Humans Laryngoscopy Male Middle Aged

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