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[Propofol-air-oxygen anesthesia reduces the incidence of sore throat after laryngeal mask anesthesia]

H Tamura, Y Matayoshi, K Nakamura, M Itaya, F Fujita, K Kondou, H Ono
Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology 1998, 47 (10): 1217-20
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We investigated the effects of the presence or absence of N2O in propofol anesthesia using a laryngeal mask on the incidence of postoperative sore throat. In the N2O-combined anesthesia group (n = 25), score 0 (no sore throat) was observed in 11 patients; score 1 (slight pain and discomfort that improved on the next day of operation) in 9; and score 2 (persistent pain on the next day) in 5. In the non-N2O-combined anesthesia group (n = 25), score 0 was observed in 21 patients, score 1 in 3; and score 2 in 1, showing a significantly lower incidence of sore throat and milder sore throat than in the N2O-combined anesthesia group. These results suggest that propofol anesthesia using a laryngeal mask not combined with N2O reduces the incidence of postoperative sore throat.

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