Tests and treatments
What is it?
If placing an IV is difficult, mask anaesthesia can be performed instead.
Until the age of about 10 years, we usually use mask anaesthesia. For adults and children over the age of 10, we use a regular IV technique for administering anaesthesia.
The IV has the advantage that medication can be administered immediately. What’s more, the experience of inhaling anaesthetic gas is typically considered unpleasant.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 05/02/2021
Supervising author: Dr Vanoverschelde Henk