The effect on intraocular pressure of endotracheal intubation or laryngeal mask use during TIVA without the use of muscle relaxants


Kilickan L., Baykara N., Gurkan Y., Toker K.

ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.43, no.3, pp.343-346, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Background: Depolarizing and non-depolarizing muscle relaxants possess many untoward side effects. In most patients endotracheal intubation may be performed with a propofol and alfentanil combination. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect on intraocular pressure (IOP) and haemodynamics of endotracheal (ET) intubation or laryngeal mask (LMA) insertion during total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) without the use of muscle relaxants.