Table 2

‚ÄÉCauses of bronchospasm or wheeze during the induction phase of anaesthesia

CauseNo
Bronchospasm presumed due to airway irritation23
Anaphylaxis6
Misplacement of endotracheal tube6
Aspiration of gastric contents4
Pulmonary oedema (following failed intubation)1
Unknown, possibly allergy2
Total42