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Can you tell me is intubation always used in general anesthesia?

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Dr. Alexander Bankov
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In brief: No

General anesthesia can be conducted with spontaneously breathing patient using an anesthesia mask.
Often the oral airways are used, that look anything like a short curved tube or a fancy spoon, that do not pass the vocal cords ( supraglottic airways).

In brief: No

General anesthesia can be conducted with spontaneously breathing patient using an anesthesia mask.
Often the oral airways are used, that look anything like a short curved tube or a fancy spoon, that do not pass the vocal cords ( supraglottic airways).
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