The Role of the Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway

Seeger, Vonnett T.
April 2009
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on a 75-year old female, who has been presented for an occipital cervical fusion revision and started to experience increased neck pain. It is noted that Mallampati classification greater than II usually accompanies airway difficulties and that there has been no reported possibility for a single component of airway evaluation as a sole predictor. Moreover, the author stresses that the difficult airway algorithm has the ability to offer a safe method in the control of the airway, stressing that the selection of a device depends with the anesthesia practitioner's preference, his comfort along with the experience level.


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