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Obstruction of a breathing circuit. A case report

Roelofse J.A. ; Shipton E.A. (1984)


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Preventable mishaps resulting from human error contribute to anaesthetic risk, as demonstrated in the case report presented. The incidence of anaesthetic-associated deaths has fallen steadily since 1935, and general anaesthesia is now a very safe procedure, provided the anaesthetist takes the requisite precautions.

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