Supraglottic airway devices as intubation aids.

@article{Theiler2014SupraglotticAD,
  title={Supraglottic airway devices as intubation aids.},
  author={Lorenz G Theiler and Robert Greif},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2014},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={
          387
        }
}
worthy. In only 2% of the cases, it was not possible to see the vocal cords. In our hospital, we have a considerable number of difficult airways due to malignancies in the larynx/ pharynx. Although awake fibreoptic intubation remains the gold standard in manydifficult airway patients, we increasingly use the i-gel for ventilation in patients with an interdental gap of ≥3 cm. Once the patient’s lungs are ventilated, we intubate the trachea using aflexible scope through the i-gel. When lubricated… CONTINUE READING

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