oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Mishap averted with an axillary stethoscope : letter to the editor

Volume 18, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



A stethoscope placed over the precordium, or in the axilla, is one of the prescribed monitors to use during anaesthesia, since it monitors both the cardiac and breath sounds. However, currently, it is being used infrequently. We describe the anaesthetic management of a child in whom a critical incident was averted with the use of an axillary stethoscope.

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