There are some conditions of the larynx that Dr Broadhurst feels should only be performed in the operating room under general anaesthetic. This setting provides the most precision for surgery of the vocal cords. Given they have an extremely delicate layered microstructure, removal of small amounts of scar and other lesions is best done under high powered surgical microscopy, along with general anaesthetic so there is no movement of the vocal cords during the procedure. Such surgery is done with an endotracheal tube between the vocal cords that Dr Broadhurst places at the start of the procedure. This enables paralysis to be used during the anaesthetic, which gives the least movement of the larynx during surgery and maximises precision.
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