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Airway Fires during Surgery 
Ways to Minimize Airway Fires 
Airway surgeries that involve ignition sources to cut or coagulate tissue (e.g., electrosurgical units, lasers) pose a significant and sometimes deadly risk of fire. Hazards exist when these ignition sources are used in the oxygen-enriched atmospheres (i.e., more than 23% O2) that are commonly present in the airway during surgery.
 

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