Spontaneous Respiration with Dexmedetomidine for Removal of Subglottic Airway Foreign Body in an Infant: A Case Report

Jinhong Wu, Lijun Wang
2017 Case Reports in Clinical Medicine  
Anesthesia risks for surgery of airway foreign body removal are very high. A safe way to anaesthetize the patients is important. This report presented a case of an infant with a foreign body in the subglottic area, which was ultimately removed by rigid laryngoscopy under spontaneous respiratory using dexmedetomidine (DEX). A loading dose of DEX 4 μg•kg −1 and sevoflurane 2 MAC could provide adequate depth of anesthesia during inserting the rigid bronchoscopy, and DEX 3 μg•kg −1 •h −1 was
more » ... −1 •h −1 was suitable for the maintance of anethesia with spontaneous respiratory. We considered that the maintenance of spontaneous respiration is one of the key points.
doi:10.4236/crcm.2017.611033 fatcat:jezzuvuikrhibhcmysnsw2qbze