The view of the glottis at laryngoscopy after unexpectedly difficult placement of the laryngeal mask.

  • T. Asai
  • Published 1996 in Anaesthesia


In 12 patients to whom a non-depolarising neuromuscular relaxant had been given and in whom placement of the laryngeal mask had failed unexpectedly, the view of the larynx at laryngoscopy and the ease of tracheal intubation were examined. The glottis was only partially seen at laryngoscopy in three patients and was not seen at all in another three patients… (More)


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