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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Objective: To assess flexible laryngeal mask airway (F-LMA) use during pediatric adenoidectomies in terms of patient safety, comfort, complication rates and surgeon satisfaction levels.
88) in Tracheal tube group and Laryngeal mask group respectively at 5 minutes.
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.
Improved airway management efficiency was sought through the use of cuffed or uncuffed tracheal tubes followed by the use of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA).
Medical technologies company Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) said on Wednesday that its Anesthesia Division has signed two new group agreements for the supply of laryngeal mask airways and pain management solutions to HealthTrust.
Weeks later, the patient underwent an unrelated surgical procedure necessitating laryngeal mask airway ventilation.
This has been challenged by the introduction of the reinforced laryngeal mask airway.
Use of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) in this scenario is one of the several techniques used to overcome this problem.
Prevention may include selective intubation, use of a laryngeal mask airway in place of intubation, careful placement of an endotracheal tube, minimal movement of the head and neck after placement, humidification of anesthetic gases, and gentle positive-pressure ventilation.
We investigated the effects of dexmedetomidine infusion on the end-tidal concentration of sevoflurane required for smooth removal of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and on the incidence of respiratory complications during postoperative recovery in paediatric patients anaesthetised with sevoflurane.