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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;52(4):457-460.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.52.4.457   
Experience of Laryngeal Tube Insertion in a Patient of Expected Difficult Intubation : A case report.
Choon Mo Yang, Young Su Lim, Choon Kyu Cho, Hee Uk Kwon, Po Soon Kang, Chun Woo Yang
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea. wpkok@teachiworld.com
Abstract
Airway management is important during general anesthesia. Difficulty with a direct laryngoscopy can be routinely successfully managed using a laryngeal mask airway. However, a laryngeal mask airway may not be suitable for the patients having a small oral cavity volume or narrow interincisor distance. A 19-year-old man, scheduled for right clavicular fracture had no specific underlying medical problems. However, he had difficultly opening his mouth, and was Mallampati class IV. Also, he had difficultly in extending his neck. Airway management was successfully performed using a laryngeal tube instead of a laryngeal mask airway. The patient was successfully managed, without complications, until the end of the surgery.
Key Words: airway management; laryngeal mask airway; laryngeal tube


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