The Laryngeal Mask Airway ProSeal(TM) as a temporary ventilatory device in grossly and morbidly obese patients before laryngoscope-guided tracheal intubation.

  • Christian Keller, Joseph Brimacombe, +1 author Lawrence Brimacombe
  • Published 2002 in Anesthesia and analgesia
UNLABELLED We determined the efficacy of the laryngeal mask airway ProSeal(TM) (PLMA) as a temporary ventilatory device in morbidly obese patients before laryngoscope-guided tracheal intubation. Sixty patients (body mass index 35--60 kg/m(2)) scheduled for elective surgery, who preferred airway management under general anesthesia, were studied. The… (More)