Prevention of flash fires during facial surgery performed under local anesthesia

Brian K. Howard, Joseph L. Leach

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Abstract

As more surgical procedures are being performed under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, complications associated with these techniques are more likely to be experienced. We report a case of an intraoperative flash fire that occurred while supplemental oxygen was being used in this scenario. A literature review and suggestions for prevention of this complication are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

Keywords

  • ambulatory surgery
  • bums
  • fires
  • intraoperative complications
  • oxygen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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