Use of CobraPLA™ for airway management in a neonate with Desbuquois syndrome. Case report and anesthetic implications

Peter Szmuk, Maria Matuszczeak, Richard F. Carlson, R. David Warters, Mary F. Rabb, Tiberiu Ezri

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We present the anesthetic management of an infant with Desbuquois syndrome (a rare form of micromelic dwarfism) with a possible difficult airway. The anesthetic impliccitions of this syndrome are presented. The airway was managed with a new supraglottic device - the CobraPLA. Although intubation through this device was not possible in this instance, CobraPLA provided a satisfactory supraglottic airway. It was easy to insert and provided satisfactory conditions for positive pressure ventilation. The CobraPLA provides another option for airway management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-605
Number of pages4
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005



  • Airway
  • CobraPLA
  • Desbuquois syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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