A novel technique for protecting staff during microlaryngoscopy procedures

T. Zoabi, O. Ronen

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Objective Microlaryngoscopy is an aerosol-generating procedure. This paper presents a novel approach for better protecting staff during microlaryngoscopy. Methods A clear plastic microscope drape is attached to the objective lens. Instead of using the drape to cover the microscope, it is pulled down to cover the patient's head and torso. The holes designated for the binoculars of the microscope are used for the surgeon hands, forming protective clear plastic sleeves. Conclusion The proposed technique, which is simple, relatively inexpensive and technically feasible for any hospital to perform during microlaryngoscopy procedures, can increase safety and minimise droplet and aerosol exposure in the operating theatre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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  • 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Equipment
  • Infection Control
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures
  • SARS-CoV-2


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