Using the intubating laryngeal mask airway (LMA-Fastrach) for blind endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing cervical spine operation.

@article{Nakazawa1999UsingTI,
  title={Using the intubating laryngeal mask airway (LMA-Fastrach) for blind endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing cervical spine operation.},
  author={Koichi Nakazawa and Noriko Tanaka and Shinichi Ishikawa and Susumu Ohmi and Masaaki Ueki and Yuhji Saitoh and Koshi Makita and Keisuke Amaha},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          1319-21
        }
}
T he intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA; LMA-Fastrach, Laryngeal Mask Company, Ltd., Henley on Thames, UK) has been recently introduced as a prototype of the laryngeal mask airway for blind endotracheal intubation (1–3). It allows for an endotracheal tube (ETT) of up to 8.0-mm inside diameter and does not require head and neck manipulations on insertion. The success rate of blind intubation using the ILMA was up to 99.3% in patients with or without airway problems (3). Therefore, the ILMA… CONTINUE READING

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