Mechanical closure of the vocal cords with the laryngeal mask airway ProSealTM

Brimacombe, J., Richardson, C., Keller, Christian, and Donald, S. (2002) Mechanical closure of the vocal cords with the laryngeal mask airway ProSealTM. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 88 (2). pp. 296-297.

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Abstract

We report a case of mechanical closure of the vocal cords with the laryngeal mask airway ProSeal™ (PLMA) in an anaesthetized, paralysed 59‐yr‐old, 88 kg female undergoing lower‐limb vascular surgery. Near‐complete airway obstruction developed after a size‐5 PLMA was inserted and the cuff inflated with 20 ml of air. Fibreoptic inspection revealed that the PLMA was correctly positioned, but the vocal cords were closed. Withdrawal of air from the cuff and/or moving the head and neck into the sniffing position resolved this problem.

Item ID: 27190
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1471-6771
Keywords: closure of vocal cords, laryngeal mask airway
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 05:48
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110301 Anaesthesiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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