Abstract In the Sophia Children's Hospital we perform fiberoptic laryngoscopy in neonates under general anesthesia without the use of muscle relaxants in the diagnostics of functional laryngeal disorders. The necessary diagnostic and anesthetic equipment is described. Special attention is paid to the way in which the fiberscope is introduced into the breathing circuit and into the child's airway. Several advantages over other methods are discussed. The procedure has proved to be easy, safe and informative.

Equipment, Fiberoptic laryngoscopy, General anesthesia, Neonate
dx.doi.org/10.1016/0165-5876(90)90147-J, hdl.handle.net/1765/69350
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Hoeve, L.J, & van Poppelen, R.H.M. (1990). Fiberoptic laryngoscopy under general anesthesia in neonates. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 18(3), 241–245. doi:10.1016/0165-5876(90)90147-J