Clinical Report

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 CarronAffiliated withDipartimento di Farmacologia e Anestesiologia, Università di Padova
  • , Ulderico FreoAffiliated withDipartimento di Farmacologia e Anestesiologia, Università di Padova
  • , Carlo OriAffiliated withDipartimento di Farmacologia e Anestesiologia, Università di Padova

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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

Bronchoscope Difficult airway Laryngeal mask Obesity