Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--25

Awake insertion of proseal laryngeal mask airway: A technique for cases of fixed flexed neck deformity


Balasaheb Tukaram Govardhane, Geeta A Patkar, Devangi A Parikh, Bharati Anil Tendolkar 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Balasaheb Tukaram Govardhane
403, Purnima Paradise, Plot No 72, Sector 20, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410 210, Maharashtra
India

Fixed flexion deformity of the neck due to postburn contracture results in the nonalignment of oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal planes for intubations. Airway management is a challenge to anesthesiologist in these cases. Awake fiberoptic intubation if available is the gold standard in such cases. The design of ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is such that it provides a good alternative to the endotracheal tube and its insertion does not require the visualization of the vocal cords. We present the successful airway management of a patient with severe fixed flexion deformity of the neck by an awake ProSeal LMA insertion.


How to cite this article:
Govardhane BT, Patkar GA, Parikh DA, Tendolkar BA. Awake insertion of proseal laryngeal mask airway: A technique for cases of fixed flexed neck deformity.J Mahatma Gandhi Inst Med Sci 2017;22:22-25


How to cite this URL:
Govardhane BT, Patkar GA, Parikh DA, Tendolkar BA. Awake insertion of proseal laryngeal mask airway: A technique for cases of fixed flexed neck deformity. J Mahatma Gandhi Inst Med Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];22:22-25
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