History of tracheostomy makes interesting reading. It was Hippocrates who discouraged tracheostomy citing the dangers of operating in the neck. His apprehensions were well founded in the non antibiotic era. With the advent of antibiotics and Intensive care set ups available today tracheostomy is the most commonly performed emergency surgical procedure. Anecdotal stories about tracheostomy are many. One among them is about Alexander the great who is said to have performed tracheostomy using his sword on a soldier who had aspirated while eating.
Abstract: Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) is a technique of anaesthesia which involves use ofintravenous drugs to anaesthetize the patient without the use of inhalational agents. TIVAis getting popular mode of anaesthesia in otolaryngological surgeries. This article reviewsthe entire procedure of TIVA from otolaryngologist’s perspective. TIVA is really useful toanaesthetize patients during functional endoscopic sinus surgeries […]