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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 247-248

"Blow-torch phenomenon" during laser assisted excision of a thyroglossal cyst at the base of the tongue

1 Department of Anaesthesiology, AJ Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, KVG Medical College,Sullia, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.94911

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We report a case of blow-torch phenomenon encountered during diode laser assisted excision of a thyroglossal cyst in a child. This is first such case report from India and highlights an unusual complication which anesthesiologists need to be aware of due to the increasing use of operative laser.

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