Use of this content is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the MD Consult web site.
Brown: Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, 3rd ed., Copyright © 2006 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier
< Previous Next >

Chapter 30 – Translaryngeal Block


The translaryngeal block, like all airway blocks, can be useful in sedated, spontaneously ventilating, “awake” patients who require tracheal intubation.

Patient Selection.

Any patient is a candidate in whom it is desirable to avoid the Valsalva-like straining that may follow “awake” tracheal intubation (in which the patient is sedated and ventilating spontaneously).

Pharmacologic Choice.

The local anesthetic most often chosen for this block is 3 to 4 mL of 4% lidocaine. When multiple airway blocks are administered, the total dose of local anesthetic used should be kept in mind.

< Previous Next >

About MD Consult Contact Us Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Registered User Agreement
Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
Bookmark URL: /das/book/0/view/1353/83.html/top