Brief review: Airway rescue with insertion of laryngeal mask airway devices with patients in the prone position.

@article{Abrishami2010BriefRA,
  title={Brief review: Airway rescue with insertion of laryngeal mask airway devices with patients in the prone position.},
  author={Amir Abrishami and Paul Norbert Zilberman and Frances Chung},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 11},
  pages={1014-20}
}
PURPOSE Unintentional extubation of the trachea while the anesthetized patient is in the prone position is a potentially life-threatening situation that is usually managed by turning the patient supine for emergent re-intubation. However, this approach may delay definitive airway management and lead to irreversible complications. This review evaluates the efficacy of insertion of a laryngeal mask airway device (LMAD) with the patient in the prone position as a rescue method in airway management… CONTINUE READING