Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 714–716

The use of the laryngeal mask airway for inter-hospital transport of infants with type 3 laryngotracheo-oesophageal clefts

  • J. Fraser
  • C. Hill
  • D. McDonald
  • C. Jones
  • A. Petros
NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE

DOI: 10.1007/s001340050934

Cite this article as:
Fraser, J., Hill, C., McDonald, D. et al. Intensive Care Med (1999) 25: 714. doi:10.1007/s001340050934

Abstract

Type 3 laryngotracheo-oesophageal clefts are rare congenital anomalies with a high mortality. In the past, transport of such infants to tertiary centres for surgical correction has proved extremely difficult, with the child's ventilatory status often deteriorating to such an extent that ultimate surgical intervention has not proved possible. We describe two cases of successful inter-hospital transfer of infants with type 3 laryngotracheo-oesophageal clefts using the laryngeal mask airway.

Key words Layngeal mask airway Laryngotracheo-oesophageal cleft Inter-hospital transfers 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Fraser
    • 1
  • C. Hill
    • 1
  • D. McDonald
    • 1
  • C. Jones
    • 2
  • A. Petros
    • 1
  1. 1.Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK Tel.: + 44 (1 71) 8 13 82 13 Fax: + 44 (1 71) 8 13 82 06GB
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Liverpool Childrens Hospital, Alderhey, Liverpool, UKGB