oa South African Medical Journal - Diazepam and local anaesthetic spray versus general anaesthesia for gastroduodenoscopy

Volume 57, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A randomized, controlled trial was performed on 50 patients to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the intravenous injection of diazepam (Valium) plus local anaesthetic spray with those of general anaesthesia (methohexital (Brietal) plus succinylcholine (Scoline)) for gastroduodenoscopy.

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