Three cases of difficult intubation overcome by the laryngeal mask airway

@article{Brain1985ThreeCO,
  title={Three cases of difficult intubation overcome by the laryngeal mask airway},
  author={A. Brain},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1985},
  volume={40}
}
  • A. Brain
  • Published 1985
  • Medicine
  • Anaesthesia
Three cases of difficult intubation are described in which the problem was overcome by use of the laryngeal mask airway. It is stressed that the anaesthetist should become thoroughly familiar with the technique before attempting to use it in difficult cases. 

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