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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 217561, 3 pages
Case Report

Anesthetic Management of Direct Laryngoscopy and Dilatation of Subglottic Stenosis in a Patient with Severe Myasthenia Gravis

Department of General Anesthesiology and Outcomes Research, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

Received 24 November 2011; Accepted 15 January 2012

Academic Editor: U. Buyukkocak

Copyright © 2012 Hesham A. Elsharkawy and Ursula Galway. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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