Use of the laryngeal mask airway after oesophageal intubation

N. A. Pace, N. M. Gajraj, J. H. Pennant, R. A. Victory, E. R. Johnson, P. F. White

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Abstract

We have compared insertion of a tracheal tube and laryngeal mask airway (LMA) both with and without the presence of a tube in the oesophagus in 20 ASA I and II patients undergoing elective laparoscopy. After induction of anaesthesia and neuromuscular block, we measured the times for an experienced anaesthetist to correctly position both an LMA and a tracheal tube with and without a tube in the oesophagus. The time to intubation was significantly less with the LMA than with the tracheal tube, both with and without an oesophageal tube in place (P<0.05). We conclude that if a tracheal tube is placed unintentionally in the oesophagus, an LMA may be used subsequently to provide rapid and effective oxygenation of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-689
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994

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Laryngeal Masks
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laparoscopy
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anesthesia
Neuromuscular Block
Anesthesia
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Proof by induction

Keywords

  • Equipment, masks anaesthesia
  • Intubation tracheal
  • Intubation tracheal, complications

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  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Pace, N. A., Gajraj, N. M., Pennant, J. H., Victory, R. A., Johnson, E. R., & White, P. F. (1994). Use of the laryngeal mask airway after oesophageal intubation. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 73(5), 688-689. https://doi.org/10.1093/bja/73.5.688

Use of the laryngeal mask airway after oesophageal intubation. / Pace, N. A.; Gajraj, N. M.; Pennant, J. H.; Victory, R. A.; Johnson, E. R.; White, P. F.

In: British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 73, No. 5, 11.1994, p. 688-689.

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Pace, NA, Gajraj, NM, Pennant, JH, Victory, RA, Johnson, ER & White, PF 1994, 'Use of the laryngeal mask airway after oesophageal intubation', British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 688-689. https://doi.org/10.1093/bja/73.5.688
Pace, N. A. ; Gajraj, N. M. ; Pennant, J. H. ; Victory, R. A. ; Johnson, E. R. ; White, P. F. / Use of the laryngeal mask airway after oesophageal intubation. In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 1994 ; Vol. 73, No. 5. pp. 688-689.
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