laryngeal mask

la·ryn·ge·al mask

a tubular oropharyngeal airway with an inflatable rim at the distal end that, when inflated, creates an airtight seal immediately above the larynx.

la·ryn·ge·al mask

(lă-rin'jē-ăl mask)
Oral airway with an inflatable cuff at its lower end that forms a seal above the laryngeal inlet rather than within the larynx. Used in prehospital care as an airway adjunct instead of an endotracheal tube.
Synonym(s): laryngeal mask airway.
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I have read with interest the article Laryngeal mask airway for general anesthesia in interventional neuroradiology procedures.
The aim of this study was to compare IOP changes in patients undergoing cataract surgery based on local and general anaesthesia with laryngeal mask and several types of laryngoscopy.
(9) where the Baska mask[R] was compared with the single-use laryngeal mask airway in low-risk female patients, the Baska mask[R] proved to be more difficult to insert, required additional insertion attempts and had longer insertion time.
The Editors decided to Retract the article: "Comparison of Arndt-endobronchial blocker plus laryngeal mask airway with left-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube in one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery in the morbidly obese" that was published in volume 51 no.
The laryngeal mask (LM) is a preferable method for short-duration surgeries that are planned to be performed under general anesthesia because it is easily and readily performed (1).
Thereupon, tracheal intubation was abandoned, and ventilation was provided by placing the laryngeal mask paramedially so that it would lean against the left side.
Methods: Sixty geriatric UTKA patients who were treated in The First People's Hospital of Changzhou from January 2015 to August 2015 were randomly divided into an sFNB + laryngeal mask airway (FLA) group, an sFNB + tracheal intubation (FGA) group and a tracheal intubation (GA) group.
Background: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is the most commonly used rescue airway in obstetric anesthesia.
(NYSE: TFX) has launched the new LMA Gastro Airway with Cuff Pilot Technology, a laryngeal mask, the company said.
Laryngeal mask airway and tracheal tube cuff pressures in children: Are clinical endpoints valuable for guiding inflation?
* Complications of anesthesia laryngeal mask devices
This has been challenged by the introduction of the reinforced laryngeal mask airway.