Thoracic surgery: General principles of access

Shaun M. Kunisaki, James D. Geiger

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General endotracheal anesthesia is required for most intrathoracic operations. The notable exception to this rule would be a biopsy in a child with tracheal compression from a giant anterior mediastinal mass. In this case, local anesthesia would be advised because of the risk of complete airway loss associated with using muscle relaxants upon induction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Pediatric Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSeventh edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781444165012
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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