Initial anatomic investigations of the I-gel airway: a novel supraglottic airway without inflatable cuff.

@article{Levitan2005InitialAI,
  title={Initial anatomic investigations of the I-gel airway: a novel supraglottic airway without inflatable cuff.},
  author={Richard M. Levitan and William C Kinkle},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 10},
  pages={1022-6}
}
The I-gel airway is a novel supraglottic airway that uses an anatomically designed mask made of a gel-like thermoplastic elastomer. We studied the positioning and mechanics of this new device in 65 non-embalmed cadavers with 73 endoscopies (eight had repeat insertion), 16 neck dissections, and six neck radiographs. A full view of the glottis (percentage of glottic opening score 100%) occurred in 44/73 insertions, whereas only 3/73 insertions had epiglottis-only views. Including the eight repeat… CONTINUE READING
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