Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 613–615

Bronchoscope-guided intubation through a Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme in a patient with a difficult-to-manage airway

  • Michele Carron
  • Ulderico Freo
  • Carlo Ori
Clinical Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00540-009-0819-3

Cite this article as:
Carron, M., Freo, U. & Ori, C. J Anesth (2009) 23: 613. doi:10.1007/s00540-009-0819-3

Abstract

We report a case of an obese patient who presented with laryngeal edema and difficult ventilation after failed attempts to intubate. A Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme (LMA Supreme) reestablished the ventilation and allowed bronchoscope- guided intubation of the trachea. The case suggests that the LMA Supreme may be useful in patients with a difficult airway.

Key words

BronchoscopeDifficult airwayLaryngeal maskObesity

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© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Carron
    • 1
  • Ulderico Freo
    • 1
  • Carlo Ori
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Farmacologia e AnestesiologiaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly