The use of magnesium to prevent laryngospasm after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: a preliminary study

Gulhas N., Durmus M., Demirbilek S., Togal T., Ozturk E., Ersoy M.

PAEDIATRIC ANAESTHESIA, cilt.13, ss.43-47, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background : Laryngospasm is the most common cause of upper airway obstruction after tracheal extubation. Magnesium has a central nervous system depressant property, which contributes to the depth of anaesthesia. It also has calcium antagonist properties, which provide muscle relaxation. In this study, we aimed to determine the effect of magnesium on preventing laryngospasm.