The laryngeal mask airway: tool for airway management.


The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is possibly the most significant recent advance in airway management. Designed to be passed into the hypopharynx without a laryngoscope, the LMA was conceived after bioengineering principles were applied to postmortem specimens of the adult larynx. The LMA has gained widespread, worldwide popularity and was approved for use… (More)