Joan Rivers’ Air Supply Cut Off From Unexpected Throat Biopsy (Report)

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    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/joan-rivers-air-supply-cut-off-unexpected-throat-022500055.html

    The routine surgical procedure that ultimately took the life of Joan Rivers was the result of an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, according to The New York Daily News.

    The procedure is one that should not be conducted outside of a hospital, according to medical experts who spoke with the New York Daily News. Rivers underwent the procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in New York, which generally deals with digestive issues.

    The biopsy caused the “Fashion Police” star's vocal cords to seize, known as laryngospasm. The medical source told the paper that had this procedure been done in a hospital, Rivers may have survived. The source further alleges that Rivers had only signed off on an endoscopy.

    Representatives for Joan Rivers, as well as her daughter Melissa, did not immediately respond toTheWrap's request for comment.

    Last week, the New York Medical Examiner's Office told TheWrap that the completed autopsy of Rivers’ body did not yield a firm cause or manner of death, and that further studies would be conducted to determine how she died. Reports were that she stopped breathing while undergoing the throat surgery on Aug. 28.

    Rivers was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but the comedienne did not recover. She was put in a medically-induced coma and put on life support, but she passed away on Sept. 4.
     
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    Robin, if she had read Dr Sarno's books she would still be alive. Robin, are you there?

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    The doctor was willing to do anything to shut her up.
     
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    I've been responsible for a few laryngospasms in my day.
     
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    She should've just drank some hot water with mint and gotten over it.
     
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    What will never be reported is that her doctor also had a great sense of humor. This is what he told Joan prior to the procedure...

     
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    I am curious if any of the medical people here have a comment on if that isn't uncommon -- meaning, even if you don't have a release, if you see something, you try and go ahead so she doesn't have to go under again? Obviously not good judgement here, but didn't know if it wasn't an uncommon practice.
     
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    call it Joan's golden parachute for the end of Melissa's career
     
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    I brought this up on the day she had the procedure but I was informed that I had bad information. :shitcoffee: