Experience with larangeal mask airway in Pakistani patients

Fauzia A. Khan, Mussarat A. Afzal, Rehana Skamal

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One hundred and thirty seven adult patients undergoing peripheral surgery were studied regarding ease of larangeal mask airway (LMA) insertion, airway maintenance during surgery and complication encountered during insertion, maintenance and in the postoperative period. In a majority (84%) of patients, the airway was positioned correctly at the first attempt, 3% patients had mild laryngospasm at insertion and in 85% a good airway was obtained. No airway related problems were encountered intraoperatively. Two percent patients had laryngospasm on removal of LMA. Postoperatively, the complaint of sore throat and uvular trauma was seen in 4% cases (JPMA 46:276,1996).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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