A personal series of 319 laryngo-tracheo-bronchoscopies in neonates is reported including some special features such as functional disorders, peri- and postnatal trauma and foreign bodies. The advantages of rigid tubes at this early stage of life are specified and substantiated. Sedation is regarded as the most expedient form of anaesthesia because it is easily titrated. The nature and frequency of intra- and post-operative complications during neonatal endoscopies are described.
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