Laryngeal-mask airway | definition of laryngeal-mask airway by Medical dictionary
laryngeal-mask airway Anesthesiology A device which rests in the hypopharynx and has an inflatable cuff that surrounds the glottic opening; its proximal end is similar to standard endotracheal tubes, and is used to deliver anesthetic gases for spontaneous or controlled ventilation. See Endotracheal tube.
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The intubating laryngeal-mask airway
may be an ideal device for airway control in the rural trauma patient.
We conclude that the three-way laryngeal mask airway (TLMA) can be safely applied in children with pulmonary disorders undergoing diagnostic endoscopies and is more effective than the standard laryngeal-mask airway