Major ENT surgical procedures are done using general anesthesia using a cuffed endotracheal tube with throat packing.
Dr. Thomas, the Senior Anesthetist in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, South IndiaÂ explains the techniques of giving general anesthesia for an ENT Surgery Case.
ENT surgeons and Anesthetists need to work together in a narrow airway, so it is important to keep a close cooperation between the anesthesiologist and surgeon. Of all patient groups, ENT patients have the highest likelihood of having a difficult airway. As with other patients, IV induction should be avoided if the airway is suspicious,cooperative patient may be amenable to an awake intubation, whereas the uncooperative patient may require an inhalational induction.