Severe bradycardia associated with suspension laryngoscopy

Richard F. Latuska, Nicholas O. Kuhl, C. Gaelyn Garrett, James M. Berry, Alexander Gelbard*

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Suspension laryngoscopy is one of the most common procedures performed for visualizing and diagnosing diseases of the larynx. A relatively uncommon yet potentially life-threatening complication is that of severe bradycardia or asystole during manipulation of the larynx. This case report highlights the occurrence of this complication during a routine removal of a true vocal fold lesion at a tertiary medical center and discusses the potential pathophysiological mechanisms and proposed management options for this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-950
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • Intubation
  • carotid sinus
  • laryngoscope
  • suspension laryngoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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