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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2009;57(5):644-646.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2009.57.5.644   
Tearing of the lingual frenulum caused by insertion of the proSeal LMA in a child: A case report.
Mi jung Park, Hee Soo Kim, Jin Tae Kim, Chong Sung Kim, Sung Deok Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dami0605@snu.ac.kr
Abstract
The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is widely used as an adjunctive airway device composed of a tube with a cuffed mask-like projection on the distal end. The LMA is simple to use and less invasive to pharynx and larynx than endotracheal tube. The LMA is inserted blindly into the hypopharynx, forms a low pressure seal around the laryngeal inlet. It is minimally stimulating the airway. Microscopic mucosal injuries are common during laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion but macroscopic injuries are rare and few have been reported with the ProSeal LMA. This report describes a case of the tearing of the lingual frenulum incidentally caused by insertion of the ProSeal LMA in a child.
Key Words: Frenulum; ProSeal LMA


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